Hybernates while downloading software

Asked by Peter on 2007-12-20

My computer will hibernate after the pre-set time when downloading updates. Surely it should not hibernate while it is still busy. As I am on dial up I would like to download security updates at night and then have the computer shut down when finished but it seems the system regards the computer as idle when the mouse or keyboard is not being used. Is this a bug or is that what is supposed to happen?

I'm on 7.04

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Michael James (mbj1103) said :

To fix this problem go to System->Preferences->Power Management.
Move the slider that is labeled "Put computer to sleep when it is inactive for" all the way to the right so that the time is set to "Never".
Next go to the General tab.
Set the "sleep type when inactive" to Do Nothing.
This should make your computer an insomniac until you change the settings.

Best of luck
Michael James

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Peter (nitep) said :

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your response but that is not what I want. I want the computer to do the downloads and after the pre-set time in power management to then hibernate. Not stay active.


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Andrew Turner (tekn0t) said :

You'd probably have to do this with a script that uses wget to download the files, followed by whatever the command for hibernating is. I don't think you can do this via the GUI.

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