resolved: Re: kstart can't connect to the X server from (root's) cron (was Re: Starting an app (via the CLI) and having its window appear on "all desktops")
rhkramer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 18:17:17 GMT 2006
Oops, nevermind, I just "figured it out"--I needed to set (in cron)
BTW, first time through I just tried setting the DISPLAY and got these errors.
(I'm also guessing that .xauthKOoIQi file is named differently for different
users/machines?--Hope I'm not giving away any security on my system by
putting the name here.)
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
kstart: cannot connect to X server :0
Thanks again for all the (previous) help!
On Tuesday 14 November 2006 11:52 am, Randy Kramer wrote:
> (Aside: I left the previous post and response intact, below, although I
> don't think you need to refer to it.)
> kstart works fine from root's CLI, but when I try to run it from root's
> cron I get the error message:
> kstart: cannot connect to X server
> Within cron (see my edited current cron, below) I changed the path from:
> hoping that would solve the problem. The path seems to have been
> successfully changed, but kstart still cannot connect to the X server.
> Do I have the wrong path (the path came from a "which X"), must I put
> something else on the path, do something else?
> Randy Kramer
> My current cron (edited):
> PATH = /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin/
> * * * * * /bin/echo $PATH >> /rhk/kstart.txt 2>&1
> * * * * * /usr/bin/kstart --alldesktops /usr/sbin/net_monitor
> >> /rhk/kstart.txt 2>&1
> /rhk/kstart.txt is just a log file to help me troubleshoot. The PATH does
> appear correct in that log file.
> The previous post:
> On Monday 13 November 2006 09:08 pm, you wrote:
> > On Monday 13 November 2006 05:10 pm, Christian Mueller wrote:
> > > Am Montag, 13. November 2006 22:48 schrieb Randy Kramer:
> > > > I'd like to be able to start an application (in this case, a non-kde
> > > > application--does it make a difference?) from the CLI and have its
> > > > window appear on all desktops (as in To Desktop -> All Desktops). Is
> > > > there a way to do that?
> > >
> > > kstart can do that.
> > > I just tried with xeyes, a non-KDE program:
> > > kstart --alldesktops xeyes
> > > Works for me.
> > Christian,
> > Wonderful, thank you!
> > And, in this case, it placed the window exactly where the previous
> > window/instance was, which is just what I want!
> > Randy Kramer
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