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View Poll Results: How often do you reboot your Linux desktop?
Daily 157 38.67%
Weekly 46 11.33%
Monthly 50 12.32%
Only for kernel updates 133 32.76%
Never 20 4.93%
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:58 AM   #136
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Laptop - gets booted/shutdown every day - only because hibernate/suspend stopped working after upgrade and have not gone chasing the issue yet.

Server - only rebooted for kernel updates (was using wake on lan but that stopped working after upgrade and have not found the issue)regardless I need to build something more energy efficient or start manually shutting it down when not needed.

HTPC - Usually off until required
 
Old 08-05-2014, 03:37 PM   #137
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I reboot daily
 
Old 08-05-2014, 04:23 PM   #138
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I reboot daily
Morning, night, midnight?

Is it a reboot or do you simply shutdown when finished?

If a reboot, why?
Might be a good idea to reinstall,or find a distro with greater stability if you find yourself having to reboot daily
 
Old 08-05-2014, 04:57 PM   #139
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Morning, night, midnight?

Is it a reboot or do you simply shutdown when finished?
I meant shutdown when I am finish with the desktop. I was side-tracked by a similar thread I was reading.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 07:38 AM   #140
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I turn this desktop off each night during the summer in order to save on electricity and to help keep the room cool. In winter, I tend to leave it on for the 'white noise'. Mageia updates seem to come at least weekly = reboot.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 07:51 AM   #141
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Oops! I'm going to reboot all of them today after installing today's OpenSSL security update.

Ah, well: that shoots six months or so of uptime in the hiney.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 03:42 PM   #142
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I really only reboot when I need to, or when the power goes out, of course.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 03:50 PM   #143
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I'm seeing a fair few people mentioning power going out so perhaps I'm not unique in living in a built-up area in a relatively prosperous country and having enough (admittedly sometimes only seconds long) power cuts that they have to be taken into consideration when it comes to computing.
I keep meaning to price up a UPS for my cable modem, wireless router and Pi (though I'm not sure whether it would be worth attaching the cable modem or whether cable goes down with the power) but I have no idea of where to start so put it off.
Edit: I suppose it might not be a bad idea to put my PC on it for protection while it's running.

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Old 08-09-2014, 04:06 PM   #144
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Power outages in my neck of the woods are quite rare, I've really only experienced two in the six years I've lived here. And only one of those two was for
a significant length of time.

That doesn't mean there aren't more significant outages coming, though, so a UPS probably is a good idea, but one that I've consistently put off "for the future".
 
Old 08-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #145
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Mostly for kernel updates of course.

Sometimes the package manager will suggest a reboot for proprietary video drivers.

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Old 08-10-2014, 06:01 AM   #146
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I suppose it might not be a bad idea to put my PC on it for protection while it's running.
UPS' provide more than one feature: they also provide "clean" power. Your equipment is running on the output of the UPS (filtered, steady, all that). If there is a momentary loss, most modern UPS' will switch to batter almost instantly (like milliseconds) to provide continuous power.

It makes sense to attach your network interface, routers/switches, monitors, printers and system(s) to a UPS and connect the USB cable provided with most of them to your main computer so it will be shut down cleanly when power has been off for a while and the UPS' battery is running out of charge.

They aren't that expensive (somewhere less that $100 US) and they protect your equipment from surges, brownouts, dirty line and whatever else comes along. Electronics like that, happy campers with clean power live longer.

I'd do it.

Hope this helps some.
 
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:23 AM   #147
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Thanks, troyane, I had realised a UPS could be good for the PC but the reason I hadn't thought to attach it is because I could do without it for even the hour or so power cuts we get every couple of years and it would drain a UPS very fast. However, as you mention, a UPS would protect it and I could just shut it down cleanly in the event of a cut and use other devices as required.
 
Old 08-10-2014, 06:53 AM   #148
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About weekly. Whenever the system chokes again on eternal swapping while it is not needed. This happens after a few days or some more days depending on the work load.

It is a Debian Squeeze system running on an Atom nettop so there is no real need to reboot it. And I am using the nettop so I don't have to worry about power consumption the dozens of time I move from away my desk.

No, it is not caused by he graphic driver. I experienced this on totally different hardware, different GPU's, different processors and a different amount of RAM. When it happens the kernel starts swapping, the mouse doesn't move anymore, CTRL-F1 is not processed, SSH from a remote terminal can't get through. It is a since long occuring problem.

That having said, I only reboot my current laptop running Debian Wheezy when it doesn't come back from suspend mode. About once a week as well.

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Old 08-10-2014, 04:23 PM   #149
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I have it on a laptop but I always just put the laptop to sleep so it can technically not be restarted for months at a time. I haven't had any problems ether.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 03:27 AM   #150
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I used to go several weeks to several months but since I began playing some MMOs I have to reboot into windows daily just for that purpose. When done I immediately reboot right back to Linux as Windows is only good as a gaming platform in my view and I would never use it for anything else.
 
  


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