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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, 07:06 PM   #91
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You are, perhaps, lucky edcompsci as hibernation has never been anything but broken in my experience.
Old 08-01-2014, 07:53 PM   #92
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RE How often do you reboot your Linux desktop?

I only reboot my desktop when I download a new kernel and since I like to keep my Fedora 20 OS current that usually means a reboot on a weekly basis.

Most of the time my desktop (17 inch, i7 laptop) remains up or suspended if I am not using it, such as sleeping or travelling.
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I have a few minor issues with the question:

You specifically asked "desktop", not server, work station, etc. Considering I don't have a need to leave my computer running all night, I shut it down. I don't "reboot" unless unless an upgrade requires me to. I don't consider a morning cold boot a "reboot".

I answered "only for kernel updates" anyway, because technically in the 14-16 hour period that it is on, it doesn't get rebooted. It's extremely rare that I ever lag my computer out so much I have to reboot (I have and it is possible, extremely difficult but possible), I've never had to 'reset button' reboot due to a lock up. I'm a Debian Xfce stable user with a few minor tweaks.
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The only times I re-boot Mint 16 are when I need to use Windows 7.
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I actually have two laptops with one (HP 15 in dual core) being used as a test machine. Both laptops are HP branded with both running Fedora (no dual boot) and the suspend feature has worked for me over the last four (i7) and five (dual core) years that I have had them. Unfortunately I have not had any experience with other brands.

One thing that may help is the fact I always run KDE (except for the time KDE 4.0 came out when I switched to Gnome for a few months). Even my finger print reader on my i7 works (only just started to use it) although it does take a bit to get the swipe motion correct so I am down to less than 10% failure.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:11 PM   #96
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Wink Monthly....

I reboot my Linux box every month or so - if I remember to...
Old 08-01-2014, 09:42 PM   #97
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it's for a power saving thing.
- but once, used to not bother, as a 'Nix O/S is so reliable. ..
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About 7-8 times a day when I'm doing PCIe development work.
Then once things are relatively stable it settles down to weekly or daily for good measure.
Old 08-01-2014, 10:22 PM   #99
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My laptop, usually every day for power saving, partners laptop, only for kernel updates, and my file/print server hasn't been rebooted for as long as I can remember - I guess I should check on it, but it still works fine so maybee one day I'll get around to it!
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reboot the desktop on weekly basis
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I reboot my main linux (mint 16/kde) about once every couple of months. There's one application in Windows that only runs in Windows that I occasionally use.

On the kids' game computer there are two versions of linux plus windows xp. That one gets rebooted about once a week, average, I'd guess.

As far as rebooting due to crashes or i/o errors, about once or twice a year for my main machine but the kids' machine gets clogged arteries much more often. It's the main reason for rebooting that one, though we just boot into the other linux version sometimes as well.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:24 AM   #102
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At least daily, and when I need to use Windows 7, and also for power saving, that is, several times a day: I even switch off my wifi router for power saving. Most people around me who use routers provided by their ISP never switch their router off, and seem to think that, as they are the ISP's property, they are hardly allowed to switch it off
Maybe another interesting question: when did you begin to use computers? I think old fogies like me still switch their computer and wifi off, use Thunderbird for emails, etc, whilst young people use webmail or smartphone apps, never switch off anything...
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In terms of rebooting due to system instability. Never.
Old 08-02-2014, 04:26 AM   #104
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The system is only a local server and need not be up at night. To save energy the hole system is put down. The reboot has never been a consequence of a failure, nor HW, nor SW.
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