xfdesktop in a cron job

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Fri Nov 25 01:38:29 CET 2011

On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 23:11:45 +0100
houghi <houghi at houghi.org> wrote:

> I am running openSUSE 12.1 and I am running a script in cron that I
> used to run in 11.4 as well without any problem. Also the cronjob is
> identical.
> However what used to work in 11.4 does not work in 12.1. My best guess
> would be here.
> The script can be found here http://houghi.org/script/background It
> basically changes the background to a one of my several thousand
> wallpapers in several hundred directries at random.

You should need not reload xfdesktop. Instead, it should be possible to
use xfconf-query to change the wallpaper and have the running xfdesktop
process pick it up automatically.

  - Jannis

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