gpe-announce - 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
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
You may need to load the snd_pcm_oss kernel driver for /dev/mixer to
$ sudo modprobe snd_pcm_oss
This manual page was written by Neil Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 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