On Friday 26 January 2007 18:18, Chuck Swiger wrote: > The GUI commands within KDE are going to invoke the command-line > shutdown command with the appropriate arguments. What may be going > on is that your old hardware only supports the older form of power > management/shutdown mechanism, called APM, rather than the newer > APCI. You might find that reading "man 4 apm" and "man acpi" will > give you some hints on debugging the issue. It might help to try > updating your machines BIOS, or to recompile a kernel with ACPI > disabled but the older APM enabled, and see whether that gets you > somewhere. >
There is no update to my machine BIOS as far as I know. What I have now is the last software that was released for it, and that was years ago. I have actually wondered if I should disable ACPI and enable APM in a new kernel build. I'll give it a try if I can get the real issue, which is the spontaneous reboots freezes, solved. > The fact that you can shutdown within Linux suggests that your > hardware does have the capability, so it's just a matter of figuring > out what's different. Note that you might find that trying to run > FreeBSD 4.11 to be informative, as the defaults for that older > version might correspond with your hardware better, although, 4.11 is > at the end of it's supported lifespan... I've been seriously thinking about getting a copy of the legacy FBSD 5.5 that's on the website. Maybe there isn't a difference between it and the 6.2 as far as this powerdown issue is concerned. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"