The Toshiba Linux Utilities
Toshiba laptops provide an alarm power on function. Depending on your model
you can set a time and date on which the laptop will automatically power on.
This can be used in a variaty of interesting ways to power on the laptop at
specific times at which point a program can be scheduled to run.
You might use this for example to have your laptop resume from a suspend and
then automatically dial up and collect your emails so that when you get up they
are automatically ready to read.
The alarm program provides a command line utiltiy that can be used to set
the alarm power on time/date under Linux. The time/date is specified using the
same syntax as the at command.
Their are two points to remember if using the alarm power on function.
Firstly the alarm power on will only happen once, so if you want it to work on
a daily basis then any scripts you run will need to reset the alarm power on
time. Secondly if you have the panel power on/off functionality enabled and the
is panel closed, immediately after powering on it will power down/suspend
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