Will F11 save sessions?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Sat Jun 6 05:08:49 UTC 2009


On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 18:40:59 +0000,
  Beartooth <Beartooth at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> 	I have power failures often enough, and long enough ones, to be 
> able to ride them out with UPSs I can afford. So I have to shutdown all 
> machines from time to time, and then reboot them when the power comes 
> back. This gets tedious, a lot more tedious than it used to be, because 
> gnome-session-properties has failed to save my sessions for the last 
> couple of Fedora releases. 

If you use nut the shutdowns and reboots can be made automatic. One machine
directly monitors the ups and the other machines talk to it. When the charge
in the ups drops low enough the machine in contact with the ups tells the
other machines to shutdown. Then it shuts down and then the ups cuts power.
If the bios settings are correctly set, when power is restored the machines
will all start back up. The ups may or may not have a way to delay restoring
power until it has a minimum charge (to allow another clean shutdown if
the power fails again immediately).




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