I have a question about the best practice with a home linux box.
I recently install CentOS 5.6 on a machine I had lying around, and now I am using it by sshing into it from another machine. All that works fine, but the machine is turning off in the middle of the night. I think it is actually shutting down, or it could be sleeping, but when I push the power button, it boots afresh. I do not think this is a hardware issue.
I have tried two options:
- Logging in as root user to gnome and turning off all the power options. Screen saver, etc.
But if I just turn the monitor off and leave it on the desktop screen, the server eventually turns off.
- Leaving it on the initial login screen. This is the screen where you select kde, gnome, terminal, etc.
It also eventually turns off here too.
Thanks in advance for any advise as to how to prevent this. Again, I changed the gnome power settings to 'never' for everything but it does not seem to fix this issue.