[OT] PC starter

Olivier Nicole on at cs.ait.ac.th
Fri Feb 22 09:03:42 UTC 2008

Automatically turn on your PC.

It's a common problem, when using desktop hardware to run a server:
after a power failure, the machine needs human action to
restart. High-end desktops and server hardware often have a BIOS
setting to automatically start when power comes back. Using a low-end,
older PC hardware to run some low demanding services is very tempting,
but what to do when the UPS runs out of battery, or when there are no
UPS at all (for security reason, like a system that controls a door,
it may be prefered to avoid using a UPS).

The rest at http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/laboratory/door/pcstarter.shtml



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