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Old 05-06-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
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Setting Boot times?


I was wondering if there is any way to make my box turn on at a certain time? I want to power down my box and then be able to set the time it switchs on. Does anyone know how to do this. I know that it is far easier to switch of a box remotely than turn it on remotely.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 09:58 PM   #2
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No, I don't think that is possible. There would be no way for it to turn itself back on locally.

The only thing I could think of is a "Wake-On-Lan" setup, but you would need to have another machine running with a cron job set to wake the other machine through the network...

But having one machine running 24/7 just to turn on another machine seems a bit, well, crazy.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 10:03 PM   #3
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Some boards will have a BIOS that allows to power
on at a given time, not a big deal since ATX (the machine
is always powered on [kind-of{unless you turn it off at
the wall or with the switch at the back}])


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Old 05-06-2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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I completely forgot about that.

If your board supports it, that will certainly work, though you can't set that up remotely (you mentioned starting in remotely in your post).
 
Old 05-07-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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Some boards will allow a wake-up on other PCI
activities, or on a serial connection ... if you had
a dedictated phone-line and an external modem ... :)



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