I am using Arch Linux with KDE/Awesome WM. I am trying to get
notify-send to work with
I have tried setting
XAUTHORITY variables, and running
notify-send with "sudo -u", all without result.
I am able to call notify-send interactively from the session and get notifications.
FWIW, the cron job is running fine which I verified by echoing stuff to a temporary file. It is just the "notify-send" that fails to work.
[matrix@morpheus ~]$ crontab -l * * * * * /home/matrix/scripts/notify.sh [matrix@morpheus ~]$ cat /home/matrix/scripts/notify.sh #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0 export XAUTHORITY=/home/matrix/.Xauthority echo "testing cron" >/tmp/crontest sudo -u matrix /usr/bin/notify-send "hello" echo "now tested notify-send" >>/tmp/crontest [matrix@morpheus ~]$ cat /tmp/crontest testing cron now tested notify-send [matrix@morpheus ~]$
As you can see the echo before & after notify-send worked.
Also I have tried setting
UPDATE: I searched a bit more and found that DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS needs to be set. And after hardcoding this using the value I got from my interactive session, the tiny little "hello" message started popping up on the screen every minute!
But the catch is this variable is not permanent per that post, so I'll have try the the named pipe solution suggested there.
[matrix@morpheus ~]$ cat scripts/notify.sh #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0 export XAUTHORITY=/home/matrix/.Xauthority export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-BouFPQKgqg,guid=64b483d7678f2196e780849752e67d3c echo "testing cron" >/tmp/crontest /usr/bin/notify-send "hello" echo "now tested notify-send" >>/tmp/crontest
cron doesn't seem to support notify-send (at least not directly) is there some other notification system that is more
cron friendly that I can use?