InfoDisplays: Success using "wakeonlan"
This is just a quick report on how easy things can be with Debian
Our 40 inch displays (driven by joomla! + firefox) had been "programmed"
to shutdown at 4 p.m. and turn on at 7 a.m. This was a simple task
(done by a TV remote control). There was just 1 flaw with this: On
weekends, neighbours wondered why there is light at school.
Now, I got in touch with "apt-get install wakeonlan": I never thought it
was that simple! "wakeonlan 00:12:xx:yy:zz" [MAC address] turns on our
display. So all I had to do, was:
Create a cronjob doing the magic thing every morning (Mon-Fri), and
disable the auto-start option of our displays.
This was done within 15 minutes.
Thank you, Debian.