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Date:      Mon, 21 Sep 2009 23:16:53 +0200
From:      Rolf G Nielsen <listreader@lazlarlyricon.com>
To:        Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Anselm Strauss <amsibamsi@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: Wake up time
Message-ID:  <4AB7ED45.1030000@lazlarlyricon.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090921210219.GA51109@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
References:  <1BBD8DB4-2229-42C8-BA25-2318A0FCB48C@gmail.com> <20090921210219.GA51109@slackbox.xs4all.nl>

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Roland Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:06:28PM +0200, Anselm Strauss wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> anybody knows if it's possible to set BIOS wake up time in FreeBSD. I  
>> have a machine I would like to regularly shutdown and wake up at  
>> 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. 
> 
> 
> Roland

There are such timers, that run over a week rather than just 24 hours, 
and they can have different times each day.


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Rolf Nielsen



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