View Full Version : server powering up by itself!

6th October 2005, 12:16 PM
My Server (a Primergy F200) has startup powering itself up on the stroke of midnight ever since I installed Fedora Core 4 on it. It will only do this if I change the 'ACPI Controlled By' setting in the BIOS from 'BIOS' to 'O/S'.

I've search Google but can find nothing that helps. :confused:

6th October 2005, 02:45 PM
most bios have the option to power up the PC at certain times..

or maybe your server receives a WOL signal?

6th October 2005, 02:50 PM
Try adjusting the ACPI settings in FC4 if you want the OS to control your power management instead of the BIOS. I'm not sure how to do this exactly, b/c my only experience with ACPI is on Emperorlinux (Based on FC3) and they use custom made scripts.

6th October 2005, 04:45 PM
Hi Mat,

The BIOS has no timed/scheduled wake up options and the server was not connected to a network at all so a WOL can't be the cause.

6th October 2005, 04:51 PM
Hi cyb3rkn1ght,

No idea how to change ACPI in Linux but I'll have a scout of Google and post back my results.