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multiple schedule actions?

Post#1 by brutus » 01 Dec 2022, 06:23

Hi,

I already got a daily schedule to turn on the display. How do I add a reboot command for the weekend?

Right now:

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scheduled_action=Monday-05:30 Tuesday-05:30 Wednesday-05:30 Thursday-05:30 Friday-05:30 action:xdotool key F5; xset dpms force on
This?:

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scheduled_action=Monday-05:30 Tuesday-05:30 Wednesday-05:30 Thursday-05:30 Friday-05:30 action:xdotool key F5; xset dpms force on; Sunday-19:00 action:reboot
BR,
Michael

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Post#2 by fanthom » 02 Dec 2022, 20:52

Michael,

You need to use cron.
See the FAQ on kiosk webpage.

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Post#3 by brutus » 15 Dec 2022, 14:01

Is this the correct command to restart the machine sundays at 6 o'clock pm?

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run_command=echo '00 18 * * SUN root su - -c reboot' >> /etc/crontab

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Post#4 by fanthom » 16 Dec 2022, 07:05

Looks OK to me.
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Post#5 by brutus » 19 Jan 2023, 05:38

This here didn't work:

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run_command=echo '00 23 * * TUE root su - -c reboot' >> /etc/crontab
Tablet is running for 15 days now.

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Post#6 by fanthom » 20 Jan 2023, 11:21

You can verify if cron works properly with this parameter:

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run_command=echo '* * * * * root su - -c date >> /opt/date.log' >> /etc/crontab
Current time should be logged to /opt/date.log every minute.

If that works and the 'reboot' command still does not then maybe your tablet suffers for kernel related problems (maybe if freezes or something).

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Post#7 by brutus » 03 Feb 2023, 11:26

It's logged but I can also execute 'reboot' from ssh..

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Post#8 by fanthom » 03 Feb 2023, 13:22

You may redirect the error of the reboot command to a log:

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run_command=echo '* * * * * root su - -c reboot >> /opt/date.log' >> /etc/crontab
Please check if the error is logged to /opt/date.log (command should be executed every minute).
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