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Re: [K12OSN] New K12LTSP 5.0.0 server won't wake up



On Wednesday 18 October 2006 22:30, Carl Keil wrote:
> >Hi Folks,
> >
> >> I just installed 5.0.0 on a new server.  This is the first PC I've ever
> >> built from scratch.  MSI Mobo, Dual Core 805 Proc, Gig of Ram, 120Gig
> >> ATA drive.  I mention this because my problem might be in the BIOS which
> >> I've never had to set up from scratch before.  The server is really
> >> working great.  I can't quite pin it down, but the combo of this faster
> >> server and 5.0 is really great (thanks Eric).  The first client I tried
> >> (an old GX110) booted up beautifully with no tweaks to lts.conf!!!
> >>
> >> Anyway, one of the few problems I'm having is that when I'm logged into
> >> the server console as root, the server eventually goes to sleep.
> >> Actually it's just the console, the monitor light actually stays green
> >> (and the monitor is hot) but all the button clicking and keyboard
> >> tapping and mouse moving in the world won't "wake it up."  I have to go
> >> in via ssh from another box and do a "shutdown -r now" to regain console
> >> access.
> >>
> >> I've tried disabling (and other settings) of power management in the
> >> BIOS.  I've tried turning "go to sleep" to "never" in the Gnome power
> >> management control panel.  I don't really know whether this is a BIOS
> >> thing or Linux thing or both.  Does anyone have any suggestions for how
> >> to fix this?  I guess it won't be much of an issue once the server is up
> >> and running (it runs the clients great in this mode and I won't stay
> >> logged in as root for very long) but while I'm still setting up the
> >> server it's a drag, and I don't want to have to reboot every time I need
> >> console access in the future.
> >>
> >> Thanks everybody.
> >>
> >> ck
> >
> >Carl, Did you ever find a solution for this problem?
> >
> > -- Ray Garza Coordinator of Computer Services Speer Memorial Library
> > (956) 580-8757 ray mission lib tx us
>
> Man, I usually do a horrible job about reporting back to the list how my
> problems get resolved.  This is usually because I'm pretty humiliated by
> my own stupidity when I discover the solution.  As in this case.
>
> This is indeed resolved now.  I actually cracked the mobo manual and
> figured out what "s1 & s3", "any key wakeup", and etc. meant.  And I
> think I finally got my BIOS set right.  I also changed the settings in
> the GUI power management panels and I added:
>
>         X_DPMS = Y
>         X_DPMS_STANDBYTIME = 10
>         X_DPMS_SUSPENDTIME = 20
>         X_DPMS_OFFTIME = 30
>
> to lts.conf for good measure.  I really think it was the BIOS settings
> that were at the heart of it though.
>
> Thanks for asking, I hope this helps the archives.
>
So, what did you set the BIOS to? What does S1 and S3 really mean? I seen them 
in the Dell PC's we have and the online help was of no help.
-- 
Ray Garza
Coordinator of Computer Services
Speer Memorial Library
(956) 580-8757
ray mission lib tx us


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