OT: Linux Alarm Clock Suggestions? Follow Up

paul cooke paul.cooke100 at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jun 10 16:55:57 BST 2005


On Friday 10 June 2005 08:38, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 17:15:14 +1000
>
> Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 02:44:10 -0400
> >
> > Edwin <paroxetine at mmhmm.org> wrote:
> > > Strangely enough, I am having difficulty finding an alarm clock for
> > > Ubuntu... Google throws up nothing and sourceforge gives me a bunch of
> > > alarm clocks for Windows and Mac OS X.
> > >
> > > I don't need anything fancy. Just something that will play a .MP3 at a
> > > certain time. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
> >
> > peter at prospero:~$ apt-cache search xmms | grep alarm
> > xmms-alarm - xmms general plugin for using xmms as an alarm clock.
> > peter at prospero:~$ apt-cache show xmms-alarm
> > Package: xmms-alarm
> > Priority: optional
> > Section: universe/utils
> > Installed-Size: 124
> >
> > Works fine - just set your time and preferred mp3 or ogg file and off you
> > go....
> >
> > Hope this helps!
> >
> > Peter
>
> Sorry, I probably should have been a bit more specific... Obviously you
> need the XMMS player installed to use this. ( sudo apt-get install xmms
> xmms-alarm )
>
> 1) To set up the plugin, go to Options >> Preferences in xmms (from the
> xmms right-click menu ). 2) Choose General Plugins, and you should see
> Alarm 0.3.6 listed.
> 3) Highlight this entry and choose "configure". This brings up a tabbed
> dialog where you can set your alarm options.

XMMs also needs to be left running overnight as well... it doesn't have to be 
playing anything, but I use the goodnight plugin to automatically stop 
playing at 00:30am and the alarm plugin to wake me up at 6:30am with...

the alarm plugin won't launch xmms, it has to be running.




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