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streety
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Computer starting automatically

Post by streety » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:25 am

Hi there
I'm working on a Dell Precision T3500 with Linux MInt 19 Cinnamon and have a strange problem. My computer is self-starting every morning at 8:00. I looked at the bios - the power-on-options are disctivated. I don't know about cron-jobs - is it possible to check if there's something under the hood explaining this strange behaviour?

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Re: Computer starting automatically

Post by capivara » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:36 pm

It should be a BIOS setting under "Power Management / Auto On Time.
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Re: Computer starting automatically

Post by MtnDewManiac » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:14 pm

Is there a separate option regarding what to do after a power failure? (My mother's air conditioner has that :lol: ) and, if so, is the electricity being turned off at night and turned back on at 0800, perhaps as a money-saving thing with the company?

The computer shouldn't be able to turn itself on unless the BIOS menu (or what passes for it on newer motherboards) allows it. Unless you have a malfunctioning switch, but that would give random power-ups (and -downs), not something that follows a schedule.

Set up a webcam, maybe the cleaning staff (et cetera) is having a bit of fun with you.

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Re: Computer starting automatically

Post by all41 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:46 pm

You could also check if wake on lan is enabled is bios.
If so try disabling
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