Unscheduled unattended boot

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 24 21:11:59 UTC 2012

On 24 November 2012 12:28, Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I upgraded my youngest son's HP desktop machine to Quantal & now, for
> some unknown reason, it boots up at 06:30 every morning (I found out the
> time of the boot after hearing its start-up password prompt when walking
> past his bedroom door).
> It happens every morning & I had been blaming him for it (I've got the
> whole home LAN monitored by Nagios & all machines except mine are
> powered off by via cron at 22:00 each night so I see its upstate from
> Nagios every morning) but one this particular morning when I heard it
> boot, he was fast asleep.

Of course you could just disconnect the power and save the cost of
leaving it on standby overnight :)


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