I am starting to look at using powersaved to do shutdown and wakeup. These are just some notes as I look into it.
I have an Asrock AliveNF6G-DVI motherboard. Which supports ACPI. I tried all of the tips and techniques under the ACPI howto, but my machine just will not wakeup. ACPI looks like it is all working. but still no wakeup.
I have open SUSE 10.2 on my main machine, and I just noticed that powersaved is the preferred method to do power management.
1. It looks like acpid is running 2. looks like powersaved is not running 3. looks like /etc/acpi/events has all dummy events in there so that may explain why the system is not reacting to events.
here is the powersavd documentation for suse 10.2 /usr/share/doc/packages/powersave/powersave_manual.txt
hmm looks like pm utils is now the way to go in opensuse 10.2 http://en.opensuse.org/Pm-utils
run powersaved try acpi again
also noticed that gnome powersave was running. have disabled this from startup
- pm-suspend, and pm-hibernate has problems with drivers that were manually loaded.
trying options on echo "+2000-01-01 00:05:00" > /proc/acpi/alarm
1. when looking at the bios from the bios set up the rtc time always shows the time set from bios setup. 2. However insie linux cat /proc/acpi/alarm shows different things depending if the rtc is enalabled in the bios
With the bios rtc alarm disabled, it comes back with the time set but date comes back as 0 0 with the bios rtc alarm enabled it comes back with the setting that was in the bios, but date set to 0 0
so it looks like we need to disable the RTC, but how to set the date
Try and disable the acpi hpet table in the bios, with RTC disabled. cat /proc/acpi/alarm b4 setting yields 2007-00-00 16:17:00, hmm date always comes back as 00 now set the time using echo reboot and cat yields written time, but date as 0:0