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I need an alarm clock for my system (Mandrake 10.0). I've tried Xmms-Alarm and StyleClock (for KDE). Xmms works, excpet when I need it too. I'll set a test for ...
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    Alarm Clocks


    I need an alarm clock for my system (Mandrake 10.0). I've tried Xmms-Alarm and StyleClock (for KDE). Xmms works, excpet when I need it too. I'll set a test for a minute, or an hour, or even three hours from now and it works, but it never works in the morning. It tells me some other program is using the sound card at that moment. That's weird. Anyway, that makes it unreliable, and that's just unaccptable. StyleClock requires OpenGL support.

    Are there any other alarm clock programs. I'd like something that can play .ogg files so I can wake up to an assortment of sounds. I guess .mp3 would be okay, too.

    Thanks!
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    Well I use xmms-alarm and it works just fine for me, maybe you just configured something wrong? If its something really important I would suggest you just setup cron to do it.
    Cron is the name of program that enables unix users to execute commands or scripts (groups of commands) automatically at a specified time/date.
    Check out Intro to Cron.

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    Yeah...Just use cron to call mplayer wakemeup.ogg.
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    Okay. But next time I need a project or something to learn, I'm making an alarm clock (that's not based on GL)!

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    I tried to use crontab -e but nothing worked

    this is what I did
    [root@cray root]crontab -e
    Inside the editor window i gave
    #!/bin/bash
    0 6 * * * /usr/local/bin/xmms /root/temp/song1.mp3

    Well, this was done as an alarm for 6 every morining but It doent seem to work.

    Was what I did not right?
    Thanks for your consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by Slip
    Well I use xmms-alarm and it works just fine for me, maybe you just configured something wrong? If its something really important I would suggest you just setup cron to do it.
    Cron is the name of program that enables unix users to execute commands or scripts (groups of commands) automatically at a specified time/date.
    Check out Intro to Cron.

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    whats wrong with GL?

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    The user

    When editing the system crontab file there is an extra field for user between the various time fields and the command.

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