That would be a possibility. Although I prefer a solution without additional hardware. Also, I'm not sure, if it's good to constantly disconnect the board from power. Well, it's certainly better for your power bill, but maybe not for the BIOS battery.

I know that my BIOS supports setting a wake up time (you can set only the time, and it will wake up each day on that time). I've just discovered the /dev/nvram device and there is a program for Linux called nvram-wakeup, that uses the nvram device to set this wakeup time from the OS. One can then compute the next wakeup time (within a day) at every shutdown and write it to the nvram.

I have to see if this program also compiles/runs on FreeBSD ...


On Sep 21, 2009, at 23:19 , Scott Schappell wrote:

On Sep 21, 2009, at 14:16:53, Rolf G Nielsen wrote:

Roland Smith wrote:

There are such timers, that run over a week rather than just 24 hours, and they can have different times each day.


And make sure you set in the BIOS (if able) to power on after power fail and test it to make sure it works.
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