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Problem when using pygtk with crontab

Posted at — Mar 24, 2009

since I successfully used pynotify with crontab, a new problem occured.

I wanted to create a gtk.Window() to display something, but comes some error.

GtkWarning: Screen for GtkWindow not set; you must always set a screen for a GtkWindow before using the window

that wierd. I’ve set DISPLAY=:0.0 in the python script.

use an alternative way, define the DISPLAY in crontab:

* * * * * env DISPLAY=:0.0 /path/to/

and the window can display normally.

If I have time, I’ll find out the reason about it.