Does it not work in Mate? I get this in the term when I try a test run from gnome schedule as root:
"Gnome-Message: gnome_execute_async_with_env_fds: returning -1"
If it doesn't work in Mate, is there a Mate alternative?
Actually I think this is a cron problem. I see that gnome-schedule has entered the job in cron but it still doesn't work. I have set up a simple script just to open a dialog window for testing. Works when running from the terminal. Here's the line in crontab:
* * * * * /usr/bin/autoshutdown2 # JOB_ID_4
Should be running every minute but it's not.