I have cron installed and working, I tested it with the follow command:
18 7 * * * touch /home/me/Documents/testfile
which tells it to make the file testfile after (then) a minute. It did that, it worked.
But when I tell it to launch a program like mpv or mousepad, nothing happens. For instance:
18 7 * * * mpv "/path/to/some/mp3" 18 7 * * * /usr/bin/mpv "/path/to/some/mp3" 18 7 * * * /usr/bin/mpv path/to/some/mp3
do nothing, and
18 7 * * * mousepad 18 7 * * * /usr/bin/mousepad
does nothing as well. I am remembering to change the times, the 18 7 is just for example. So the service is up and running, and it works sort of, because it worked with testfile, but it won’t work with my applications.
even if I put it in a bash script, and try executing it that way, it still doesn’t work:
18 7 * * * /home/me/Documents/test.sh