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A Method of System Indicator Showing the Unattended Operation State

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014528D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for notification to Customer of the notebook PC is resuming from the sleeping state but some reason, in order to protect the accidentally corruption of the system/built-in device like HDD. Current PC system and Operating System supports the following unattended resuming function from the sleeping state or off state. Wake On Lan TCO (Total Cost Ownership) is now considered as very important. This WOL is a way to contribute this TCO. Using this function, the network administrator can the PC, which is connected to the network, booted up, update the system firmware, device driver, or application remotely, then turning off the system again

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A Method of System Indicator Showing the Unattended Operation State

Disclosed is a method for notification to Customer of the notebook PC is resuming from the sleeping state but some reason,
in order to protect the accidentally corruption of the system/built-in device like HDD. Current PC system and Operating System supports the following unattended resuming function from the sleeping state or off state.

Wake On Lan TCO (Total Cost Ownership) is now considered as very important. This WOL is a way to contribute this TCO. Using this function, the network administrator can the PC, which is connected to the network, booted up, update the system firmware,
device driver, or application remotely, then turning off the system again

Wake on Ring This function enables the PC like FAX machine, or mail box machine.

Wake on RTC (Scheduled Task) User can specify some application to work in the mid-night, when she/he does not work on PC. For example, the Ant-Virus
utility or Disk administration program are executed at the specified time.

This method will notify User of the status that the PC system is resuming from the sleeping state, by using the system indicator,
like LED or the beep sound.

[Implementation]

The rough algorithm of this method is described below.

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Pow er O n

/R esum e

A ttended

Event?

Yes

No

Yes

Start B eeping

LED B linking

No

The implementation of this method on Microsoft Windows (R) (*1) Operating System, are describe below as the example. The appl...