I think I've fixed the spontaneous reboot and system hang problem I've been having with FBSD 6.1 & 6.2 as described in earlier threads of the same subject. I'm now using FBSD 6.2 to send this message.
What I did was to set a hint in /boot/device.hints and also /boot/loader.conf to disable acpi hint.acpi.0.disabled="1" and then I set a hint to enable apm hint.apm.0.disabled="0" hint.apm.0.flags="0x20" plus I set apm and apmd to start at boot in /etc/rc.conf apm_enable="YES" apmd_enable="YES" and in /boot/loader.conf, I put apm_load="YES" The messages log shows that APM is being detected, and the computer now fully powers down via "shutdown -p now". I've a suggestion. It would be nice if freebsd could try to detect if acpi is supported on the computer in which it is being installed, and if none is found, it should completely disable acpi and then check if apm is supported. It should then set the appropriate settings to enable the correct power management support for the computer. This would prevent this particular spontaneous rebooting and hanging on old computers like mine which are pre-acpi but have apm support. So far, I haven't had any problems using KPPP. I've been up for over an hour and I've never been able keep the computer up for this long before making these changes. Joe Vender _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"