SL6 DICE: sleep suspended

Some staff and postgrads who haven’t yet had their DICE desktop upgraded to SL7 have been having trouble logging in at the start of the day, after waking their machine from sleep.

We’ve been gathering evidence on this problem, but so far the cause is not fully understood. We do know that on affected machines the network is not properly operational for a few minutes after waking. Without a functioning network, the DICE login process does not work.

To minimise inconvenience we’ve stopped SL6 DICE computers from automatically falling asleep. We’ll enable sleep again once we’ve understood and fixed the problem – if there are many SL6 DICE desktops left by then!

SL7 DICE desktops continue to sleep as normal.

About Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke is a Computing Officer in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He works in the Managed Platforms Unit and rides a very large bicycle.
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