Linked by Dedoimedo on Wed 8th Dec 2010 17:40 UTC
Linux Here's the latest in our new series on OS tips from power users: a seemingly trivial task. You have a computer, most likely a laptop, that you wish to keep suspended while you're not working. For example, let's say overnight. At the same time, you wish to run a handful of maintenance tasks, like backups and cleanup, which you don't normally do during the day. So you need a mechanism that will send your machine to sleep, wake it up when necessary, run cron jobs, then send it back to sleep again.
Thread beginning with comment 452888
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Great article!
by big_gie on Thu 9th Dec 2010 02:32 UTC
big_gie
Member since:
2006-01-04

Thanx!
I'll try to use this in my setup. Right now I have an old laptop which on resume will launch an mp3 internet radio. Since it resume from suspend on the press of a key, as soon as the real alarm clock rings, I press a key and I have my real radio.

I think I did not investigated an automatic way of doing it for two reason:
1) Ease changing the wakeup time. I did not know how to do it. Now I do ;)
2) I think I have an issue with the hardware clock. I changed the bios battery but I'm not sure it fixed it. I'll check it back because of your article ;)

Reply Score: 1