gpe-announce(1) program to announce alarms to the user




This manual page documents briefly the gpe-announce.

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 c[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.


Joe McCarthy


CopyrightCopyright © 2007 Neil Williams