Projects / Autopoweroff


Autopoweroff is a script that shuts down a computer at a specific time, but only if some conditions are met. It works well on home routers/firewalls where the machine can be switched off every night and powered back up in the morning. It can be configured to only shut down the server after any computers which depend on the server for Internet access have been shut down.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  02 Jun 2008 00:52

    Release Notes: The icon has been moved from "Applications/System Tools" to "System/Administration". This release officially supports Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, and Fedora. 'arping' is now also used in addition to 'ping'. If /dev/input/by-path/* are non-existant on a system, /dev/input/* entries are used instead. This will allow Autopoweroff to detect user events on Ubuntu 06.06, for instance. The About dialog would now closes properly.

    •  11 May 2008 19:53

      Release Notes: This release is a complete overhaul of the project. Ubuntu support has been introduced. New techniques are used to probe devices, which now includes USB devices. Subversion is now used instead of CVS for software configuration management. This is a beta version. No known bugs exists, but testing is needed.

      •  20 Jan 2004 05:17

        Release Notes: Like a screensaver, this release detects idle time on the server by scanning for keyboard and mouse activity. Currently, PS/2 keyboards and PS/2 and serial mice are supported (USB devices are unfortunately not detected yet). This release has automatic configuration file upgrades, and killing of any previous running instance of autopoweroff. "reboot" and "poweroff" shell calls have been replaced with "shutdown", which might be more common.

        •  27 Dec 2003 02:04

          Release Notes: A user interface to simplify configuration has been added. Miscellaneous Autopoweroff events are now reported in syslog for tracking purposes. The GNOME dependency has been removed for servers running in text mode only.

          •  07 Jun 2003 16:10

            Release Notes: Fixes for the *.desktop files so that the icons now appear in the GNOME "system tools" menu even if no locale is set.


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