SOLVED! Pidgin ignores DISPLAY variable.
R.E.Wolff at BitWizard.nl
Mon Jan 26 06:27:34 EST 2009
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 09:27:40PM -0600, Richard Laager wrote:
> > Things that would be useful for me are:
> > pidgin --change-state Offline
> > and
> > pidgin --message-to <someuser> \
> > --message-content="Auto message from <script>: Something went wrong".
> purple-remote and our DBus interface, while FAR from perfect, will
> probably suffice for these needs.
Preliminary testing showed that this was exactly what I was looking
At home I can perfectly control my pidgin to do what I want.
Here at work, however, purple-remote tells me:
getafix:~/bitwizard/recover/ntfs> purple-remote quit
Introspect error: The name im.pidgin.purple.PurpleService was not provided by any .service files
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/purple-remote", line 226, in ?
output = execute(arg)
File "/usr/bin/purple-remote", line 178, in execute
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/dbus/proxies.py", line 25, in __call__
ret = self._proxy_method (*args, **keywords)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/dbus/proxies.py", line 102, in __call__
reply_message = self._connection.send_with_reply_and_block(message, timeout)
File "dbus_bindings.pyx", line 455, in dbus_bindings.Connection.send_with_reply_and_block
dbus_bindings.DBusException: The name im.pidgin.purple.PurpleService was not provided by any .service files
(I'm not interested in "quit": killall pidgin would work just as
good. this is the simplest command that I could find, giving me the
least amount of possibilities to screw up....)
I'm sorry, but I'm not able to find a .service file on the system that
works, so where should "im.pidgin.purple.PurpleService" be provided?
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