fedora-list Digest, Vol 12, Issue 209

jay jason at coffmantech.com
Sun Feb 13 21:04:33 UTC 2005

Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 22:34:11 -0700
From: James McKenzie <jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: machine set to "auto-shutdown"?
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
Message-ID: <420EE6D3.3080906 at earthlink.net>
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jay wrote:
> I am running Fedora Core 3 on a desktop machine for a while now.  The
> only problem that I seem to be having is that after it has been idle
> a while the machine shuts down by itself.  Usually the screen saver
> kick in and be on for a while and then the machine will just shut
> Other times I am working on the machine and it just shuts down.  I am
> not seeing an error message and the machine starts back up just fine
> without going through any of the "the machine was shut down
> stuff.
> Is that enough information for anyone to help?
Yes.  First check the settings on the Advanced tab for Preferences -> 
Screensaver.  There is the option in Power Management to power down
system as one of the settings.
Second, check your system's BIOS to see if there is a similar setting. 
Where this is located varies by system.

This should solve the mysterious system powering itself off.
James McKenzie

In my power management the potion for powering my machine down is not
checked.  Actually its all greyed out.  I can check this box but then I
am left with setting a time and do not want to have any time limit set.
I would like to have the machine on all of the time.   I checked my bio
and there are no options for turning the machine off.  When I had
windows installed the machine was on all of the time, which is leading
me to believe there is some option in fedora that I am missing, or
something set up wrong.

Any other thoughts?


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