I'm trying to use
zenity and at to make a little reminder script. The problem is that while
zenity --info works fine from
echo "zenity --info" | at now + 1 min does nothing. The job shows up in my
atq and then runs, but no
zenity pop-up. What's going on?
/var/log/messages, chances are you'll have some "Cannot open display" errors from your X Server.
You need to provide utilities like
cron access to your X Display by name. Edit your
~/.bashrc to include the following:
xhost local:USERNAME > /dev/null
Substitute your username for the
USERNAME value above. This will provide the
at utility with the name of your X Display so it can attempt to fork zenity on it.
Modify your zenity command to include the
echo "zenity --info --display=:0.0" | at now + 1 min