[ubuntu-us-mn] ATX powerup software
Fred H Olson
fholson at cohousing.org
Wed Sep 3 21:43:44 BST 2008
This is not an Ubuntu question but it relates to the
Growing Communities Of Scientists (GCOS) computers in classrooms
project (see http://fholson.cohousing.org/blog/#i8t_ )
The usual ATX PC power supply is always on in standby when "off"
and software boots the computer in response to the "On" switch
being pressed momentarily.
For the GCOS project it would be nice to be able to turn all 16
computers (and monitors on) by simply turning the power on *to* the
power supply (with the switch on a few plug strips).
Is the software that boots the computer when it sees the "On" signal
in the bios as I suspect?
Is there any reasonable way to congfigure or change it so the computer
boots immediately upon getting power? Worst case, anyone up to designing
a little circuit that closes the "On" circuit (instead of the switch doing
so) when power comes up? Maybe with a setable delay so we could stagger
bootup a bit.
Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls)
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