Ive recently read the page at this link HYPERLINK
/lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-smp/2005-July/000907.html trying to
find an answer to the ACPI / APM problem of installing Linux on a Netserver
Im not a linux power user, so Ive found an alternative solution to the
Currently Ive developed a cheap and very simple interface card that must be
connected between the parallel port of the netserver and the 25pin
connector of the front panel.
Basically when the board read the correct signal on the parallel port, it
start to wait for ten minutes (time is configurable) and then switch off
manually the system as someone pressed the switch.
This simple board, based on the ne555 chip, allow me to use Linux on this
machine and to really POWEROFF the system remotely (or using a cron-ed
Im not sure if Im writing to the right address, but at this moment I dont
know any other address.
If someone is interested, (accordingly with the open-source philosophy) I
will be very happy to share the circuit scheme with everyone. Just write me
a sentence (as soon as possible I will upload the schemes on a public
Have a nice day!!!... and excuse me for my poor english, Im an Italian
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