fcrontab playing wakeup sounds

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 6 20:06:56 PDT 2001

On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 04:26:09AM +0200, deXter Rutecki wrote:
> Hi all,
> I installed and set up fcrontab according to the hint (wihout sendmail 
> though) now i am trying to add a wakeup job. It seems to run but nothing 
> happens. This is from my users fcrontab
> 15 11 * * * esdplay /usr/local/share/licq/sounds/Monty-Python.wav
> and this is from the log when it runs (testing with another time)
> Oct  7 04:25:00 fysgr405 fcron[18390]: Job esdplay 
> /usr/local/share/licq/sounds/Monty-Python.wav started for user deXter 
> (pid 18391)
> Oct  7 04:25:00 fysgr405 fcron[18390]: Job esdplay 
> /usr/local/share/licq/sounds/Monty-Python.wav terminated (exit status: 127)

it may mean it wants a terminal to run on which cron may not be providing
properly. You could try the 'play' program from the 'sox' package. I've
used it before in this setting, alongside mpg123 with success.

Gerard Beekmans

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