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Date:      Tue, 03 Feb 2009 08:32:31 -0500
From:      Jon Radel <jon@radel.com>
To:        Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: no cats at home, but system (7.0-STABLE) reboots
Message-ID:  <4988476F.90906@radel.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090203093353.GA5657@rebelion.Sisis.de>
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Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Tuesday, February 03, 2009 a las 12:36:08AM -0800, perryh@pluto.rain.com escribió:
> 
>>> I'm searching for monkeys or intruders ...
>> Brief power outage, perhaps?  Some BIOS have a selection of what to
>> do when power is restored from an outage, typical choices being to
>> start up, remain off, or return to the state before power was lost.
>> Others may offer only the first two, or be hardwired to one of them
>> with no opportunity to choose a different behavior.
> 
> note: the box is a laptop; I hit the power-off button and pulled out the
> 220V power cable of the power-supply from the outlet (that's why later
> the laptop after 2h uptime failed with battery empty); in which power
> outage you're thinking; what could re-boot the box after 36 minutes?
> thx

What communications cables were still plugged in, and is the BIOS set to 
boot in reaction to certain things happening on them?  Have you read 
through all your BIOS settings looking for clues?

--Jon Radel
jon@radel.com



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