Running Linux on a Pi 3. I launch an Impress presentation via cron at specified times. The presentation loops continually, which is the intended behavior. The cron successfully stops the screensaver and launches the presentation. However, it does not proceed to the next command (sleep for the designated time, before forcefully stopping the presentation). This is because as long as the presentation is running, cron cannot proceed (even if soffice is invoked with a “&” to put it in background).
As a workaround, I’m using a second cron to “pkill” the first. But there surely must be a better way. However, I cannot find a command-line parameter to set the duration of a presentation.
Thanks in advance.