kaze on Fri, 4 Jul 2003 09:43:10 -0400

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RE: [PLUG] pre-reboot scripted message?

Leaving it open might be the best option - but the screen is cracked and
it'll look ugly in the rack with the lights off. Originally I tried to find
a little plastic bit I could break or file off so the hardware would think
the lid was always up, but I don't see one.

I will try to figure out what an rc script is and how this is triggered as
I'm sure there's a bunch of ways to reboot. TX

--> -----Original Message-----
--> From: plug-admin@lists.phillylinux.org
--> [mailto:plug-admin@lists.phillylinux.org]On Behalf Of gabriel
--> rosenkoetter
--> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:19 PM
--> To: plug@lists.phillylinux.org
--> Subject: Re: [PLUG] pre-reboot scripted message?
--> On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 10:29:06AM -0400, kaze wrote:
--> > Can the OS somehow reply to for example a 'shutdown -r now'
--> with a message
--> > like "open the lid on ns2 for a successful reboot"?
--> It's poor etiquette, but you can write an rc script that includes a
--> read (that's a shell builtin; see your favorite shell's man page)
--> so that it will hang till someone pushes a button.
--> It's up to the person rebooting to not be an idiot and ignore the
--> message you display ("press return AFTER opening the lid on ns2"),
--> but it'd work.
--> It's typically poor etiquette because requiring user intervention in
--> the booting of a machine is a bad idea for something that's supposed
--> to run unattended.
--> Is there anything wrong with just tucking the laptop back on a shelf
--> with its lid open?
--> --
--> gabriel rosenkoetter
--> gr@eclipsed.net

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