How to wake up a desktop machine that is asleep

The departmental desktop machines are part of a green IT system that shuts the machines down at certain times of the day if they are not in use.


If you wish to use a machine that is off then you need to wake it up as follows:

  • If you are at the machine simple press the power button and wait a minute or so for it to boot up
  • If you are remote from the machine either:
    • Log in to the departmental website, visit the machines page, find the relevant machine in a list and click the Wake Up link
    • Use the wake command on any departmental Linux machine, e.g. gate (a command of the form wake mr-bump would wake up the machine called mr-bump)
    The machine will come on remotely and take about a minute to boot up after which you should be able to connect
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