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22nd December 2008, 05:57 PM
Hi.....friends.......I tried to play a file scheduled as a cron jobs.......but it says the following error.....can some decode it and tell what is the problem............

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Subject: Cron <gokul@localhost> realplay /media/BACKUP/Yuvraj/02 Track 2.mp3
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:14:01 0530 (IST)
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X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/home/gokul>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=gokul>
X-Cron-Env: <USER=gokul>

** ERROR **: Unable to open display
/usr/bin/realplay: line 57: 25666 Aborted $HELIX_LIBS/realplay.bin "$@"

22nd December 2008, 07:20 PM
If you intend to play a music in the background then why do you use realplayer because it needs an X screen to display the GUI for the player itself. Install command-line mp3 player like "mpg321" if you have not done so. Then change your command in cron to something like:

/usr/bin/mpg321 -q /media/BACKUP/Yuvraj/02\ Track\ 2.mp3