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    [ubuntu] Sound stopped working with boot...

    Hi there.

    I had working sound on my server, installed some security updates, now it doesn't work.

    I originally got the sound working by following the sound troubleshooting guide in here:...
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    Re: HDD via USB 1.1. became even slower

    Now that I think of it, there is another difference: I ran the back-up under screen.
    I did 'screen bash' and then ran the back-up script.

    But it seems strange that time or screen would cause such...
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    HDD via USB 1.1. became even slower

    After it took me 11 hours to tar 15gb of data on my USB disk, I decided to try to figure out what is the bottleneck. I am not very knowledgeable in file systems, USB HDs, etc... So I decided to try...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3blaster doesn't work with cron

    Oh yeah! Solved my problem.

    I don't know what mp3blaster has against cron, but i tried mpg123 with an MP3 file and it worked from cron.

    Only thing is that mpg123 doesn't play OGG :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3blaster doesn't work with cron

    http://www.kyle.mathews2000.com/node/18

    For example here is a guide how to launch GUI applications.
    I tried also like that: export DISPLAY=:0 && command
    it didn't work for me.

    I don't need a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3blaster doesn't work with cron

    It didn't work...
    I also see no errors in cron's log to /var/log/syslog.

    I have no desktop installed on this machine, it's a server. Maybe that has to do with it?

    My crontab is now like this:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3blaster doesn't work with cron

    so if it was:

    00 07 * * * /root/speechalarmclock/runalarm.sh

    how should i put it? like this?

    00 07 * * * env DISPLAY=:0 /root/speechalarmclock/runalarm.sh
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    [ubuntu] mp3blaster doesn't work with cron

    Hi!

    I have a problem with mp3blaster.

    I want cron to act as an alarm clock: first, it plays an mp3 file and then it runs the speech synthesizer festival which tells me to get up and do stuff....
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