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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 08-01-2014, 12:34 PM   #76
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It probably is,. but for reasons I don't fully understand, I consider my laptop to be my desktop. :/

Arch laptop: I turn it off whenever I leave. I don't attempt to suspend it or hibernate it.

Desktop computer with Fedora: anytime an update requires it. Stays on all the time.

Servers: Centos/RHEL/Debian, only get rebooted when we lose power, or I have to update something that requires it. Most of my servers are over the 6 month uptime mark.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 12:54 PM   #77
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I thought this was asking about desktops and not laptops? I hate to be picky but, as I recall, there was a laptop thread and they are very different machines!
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It probably is,. but for reasons I don't fully understand, I consider my laptop to be my desktop. :/
I am one of those who counted my laptop as my "desktop" - because it is the machine on my desktop at which I spend most of my time and is only rarely "mobile".

Oddly enough, at this time I have no less than eight "desktops" on, under and beside my desk, all of which run Slackware and each is used for particular purposes, but only two of which I would consider "desktops", the rest I would consider "servers".

So I guess mentally I equate "desktop" with "workstation", or the use I put them to rather than the OEM's target market for the hardware - and apparently I am in good company doing so!
 
Old 08-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #78
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How often do you reboot your Linux desktop?

At least once a day.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 01:09 PM   #79
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weekly
 
Old 08-01-2014, 01:24 PM   #80
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One of the poll choices should have been "annual", because that most nearly approximates my usage. The longest I've gone between reboots that I'm aware of is 450 days, and that was because the power was out long enough to drain the UPS.

Probably my most common reason for shutting down is because I'm physically moving the machine, although I've shut down when I'm not going to be around for more than a day or two.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 01:54 PM   #81
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I thought this was asking about desktops and not laptops? I hate to be picky but, as I recall, there was a laptop thread and they are very different machines!
Anyhow, complaining over, I switch on my desktop when I want to use it and switch it off again when I stop -- meaning it runs for a few hours every weekday and, sometimes, all weekend. The effort to enable hibernation on Debian just doesn't seem worth it when you consider it doesn't speed up boot much and suspend would leave my machine in the hands of an unreliable electricity supplier. To leave a desktop PC switched on all the time would draw a little more electricity than I would like to pay for.
Going back to my original point -- I've a Raspberry that was running for a week or so and it's conceivable it'll run for ages -- if I use it as my "desktop" does it count?
Apologies for snarkiness.
No apology needed for me, I just clicked on one of a bunch of links in a generalized email from LQ/Jeremy and never bothered to read any other post prior to 1-voting in the poll without reading more than how often re boot...2, immediately posting my qualification as a 2 device linux user, only one in a desktop. I am more thrilled by the preformance of the old thing and not reading what i should have in proper order. But that is how i do most things, first take it apart, then read instructions and directions. that's my story and I'm sticking to it
 
Old 08-01-2014, 01:57 PM   #82
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The only time I intentionally shut down is when we are out of town. Otherwise I have very occasional crashes due to graphics issues.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 02:43 PM   #83
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Exclamation How often do I reboot my Linux desktop machine

I shut down pretty much whenever I am not using it, for environmental responsibility via power savings. However, unlike with Window$, I very seldom HAVE to reboot due to unresponsiveness or problems.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 02:56 PM   #84
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Mobile device (laptop)

My desktop is actually a laptop. It may actually get rebooted several times in a single day, depending on my location.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 03:32 PM   #85
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No apology needed for me, I just clicked on one of a bunch of links in a generalized email from LQ/Jeremy and never bothered to read any other post prior to 1-voting in the poll without reading more than how often re boot...2, immediately posting my qualification as a 2 device linux user, only one in a desktop. I am more thrilled by the preformance of the old thing and not reading what i should have in proper order. But that is how i do most things, first take it apart, then read instructions and directions. that's my story and I'm sticking to it
Apologies for being rude but I read this:
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How often do you reboot your Linux desktop?
Sorry for actually reading the question.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 03:36 PM   #86
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Hi,

I too use my Laptop as a Desktop on a lap-desk. Spend a lot of time using this configuration for my LQ duties & clients. My shop/LAB is in Limbo since my move to town. In the LAB I have 6 Benches, each with a tower or Laptop. Laptop is for my RaspberryPi experimental bench. Serves duty with a repair/build bench.

Conventionally a Desktop is considered to be non-mobile all in one system consisting of a fixed Motherboard/CPU & subsystems in a case with internal peripherals and separate keyboard with Video device that can be used on a desk.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 08-01-2014, 04:40 PM   #87
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never, if I can help it - usually for kernel upgrades only. i run a very low power system. today is typical:
slicesxx ~: uptime
21:38:25 up 215 days, 56 min, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
 
Old 08-01-2014, 06:07 PM   #88
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Laptop weekly, desktop never. The laptop is shut down to conserver battery life or it would stay up all the time, too.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 06:53 PM   #89
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I chose "weekly" because it approximates how often my kids visit and want me to reboot my laptop-that-is-used-as-a-desktop into Windows 8.1 so that I can run iTunes so that I can do things to their various iPods, iPhones and iPads.
When kids don't interrupt, it can run for months.
My file-server has been running for years - I can't recall looking at it since I installed it years ago.
Before 2006, when I lived in Hong Kong and my kids were in Australia, my daily-use machine used to be re-started only when some update required it.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 06:57 PM   #90
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not often

Thanks to using commands like

sudo hibernate

or

sudo at hh:mm
[password]
>hibernate
ctrl-d

I don't usually reboot until I do a dist-upgrade and it includes a new kernel
 
  


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