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Date:      Mon, 21 Sep 2009 23:02:19 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        Anselm Strauss <amsibamsi@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Wake up time
Message-ID:  <20090921210219.GA51109@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
In-Reply-To: <1BBD8DB4-2229-42C8-BA25-2318A0FCB48C@gmail.com>
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On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:06:28PM +0200, Anselm Strauss wrote:
> Hi,
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> anybody knows if it's possible to set BIOS wake up time in FreeBSD. I =20
> have a machine I would like to regularly shutdown and wake up at =20
> different times depending the on the day of week.

The easy and cheap way to accomplish something like that is to put a timer
between the machine's power supply and the power outlet, and use a script
started at boot to switch the machine off in a controlled fashion after a
specified time before the timer runs out.

The only inflexibility in this scheme is that timers usually require a time=
 to
switch on and a time to switch off. So if you need the time that the machine
is "awake" variable, it won't be as easy.=20


Roland
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R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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