Re: wall command only broadcasts to gnome-terminal?
> > Why does wall only broadcast to a gnome-terminal and why won't
> > it broadcast to my KDE desktop?
> because that's all it was designed to do, broadcast to the terminals.
> to broadcast to the X server it would need authorization to connect to
> it. So wall does not have this functionality.
Let me be more Debian specific. I have been playing with apcupsd and
on my RedHat box, when the power goes out, the apccontrol script broadcasts a
message on the KDE desktop using Kwrited. I can't get this functionality to
work on Debian. Both boxes are using apcupsd 3.8.5. How can I get Debian to
do the same? Not a big deal really....just trying to learn something new....