On 09/02/2011 07:16 AM, jnxt wrote:
> Hi there
> I have a problem with my computer waking when I am not around. I can’t
> seem to find any programs associated with system events in the manuals,
> how to’s or utilities. My bios is not set to wake on lan.
> Are there
> any tools that show the equivalent of “system event log” in windows??
sorry, i have no idea what a MS Windows “system event log” is, or what
it records, but maybe you want to look at your system logs? i would
start with /var/logs/messages (there are others in that directory, but i
think messages is the most likely place which might give a hint) and
look carefully from the time you put the machine into hibernate/sleep
maybe we could begin to help if there were some more information, maybe…
what operating system and version are you using? what desktop
environment and version? is it running on bare metal or in a VM?
what kind of computer do you have (netbook, tower desktop, 2U rack mount
or a super computer?) if a portable device, is it plugged into wall
power or left on battery power?
and, please tell what happens–what you see vs what you expected to see
which causes you to say “problem with my computer waking when I am not
i ask because i guess if you ‘hibernate’ it (or ‘sleep’,
which??)…and, then come back 1 (or 12) hours later you might surmise
it “woke up while you were not around” and then shut itself down
(because it was out of battery power–which is why i asked that earlier
question)…and you find it won’t wake up (or un-hibernate) because the
battery has zero power…
or i guess that could mean you ‘hibernate’ it (or ‘sleep’, which??)
and the screen goes dark, all system noise stops…but when you come
back (how long later) the screen is bright, a screen saver is running
(or not, which?) and . . .
and, what/how are doing to put it to sleep (or hibernating it, which?)
and, does the situation change if you adjust your power management
how about if you unplug the ethernet, does that change it the situation?
are you using a plain old telephone modem and your computer as a fax
and, how long has this been the situation? just started yesterday after
working correctly for a year? or, has been that way forever? any other
linux distribution had this same problem on this machine? or another
distro or version of openSUSE worked differently?
oh, are you suspending to RAM or Disk? (what happens if you switch from
one to the other?)
finally: didn’t i see this same problem posted yesterday? [please do NOT
double post] if so, now you know why i didn’t try to help yesterday: not
enough information, not nearly enough to begin to track down this mystery!