[mythtv-users] WakeOnAlarm: Searching for the cause of failure

Peter Carlsson maillist.peter at home.se
Tue Oct 16 09:10:53 UTC 2007

On Oct 12th David wrote:

>> OK, this might sound a little stupid, but could you explain the
>> steps for this reboot/shutdown steps. If I understand correctly
>> I should:
>> - (Re)boot the computer
>> - Enter the BIOS settings
>> - Set the Wake-On-Alarm date/time
>> - Save the changes
>> - Exit the BIOS settings
>> - Let the computer reboot to the login prompt
>> - Login as root
>> - Issue the poweroff command
>> If this is the correct steps, then I have tried that without success.
>> For the things Craig said about /etc/init.d/halt I will have another
>> look, but I believe I tried that as well.

> Failure to set the wake-up from the BIOS doesn't necessarily mean that
> ACPI wakeup won't work.  I wasted a lot of time trying to prove that I
> could set a wakeup manually.  I never did succeed with that, but ACPI
> worked first time (once I made the mod to /etc/init.d/halt described
> by Craig.

That's good to hear. I'll just have to go through all the
steps again and see if I get things working.

Best regards,
Peter Carlsson

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