This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
gpe-announce announces alarms set by gpe-calendar and gpe-clock to the user in the G Palmtop Environment
gpe-announce "alarm text"
The text displayed by the alarm box can be specified as a quoted string on the command line.
Further arguments are ignored due to problems with the upstream gstreamer support.
To allow audio sounds, ensure that /dev/mixer exists and that no other processes are using /dev/dsp (e.g. a music player like rhythmbox, even when not playing, will make gpe-announce think that the audio device is busy).
You may need to load the snd_pcm_oss kernel driver for /dev/mixer to appear:
$ sudo modprobe snd_pcm_oss
This manual page was written by Neil Williams [email protected] for the Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
CopyrightCopyright © 2007 Neil Williams