Matthew,

Thank you for the advise. I'll try those options.

MK.

Great, I'll try 
--- Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote:
> [ Machine not resetting properly and thus failing to
> reboot ]
> 
> On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 02:17:50AM -0800, M K wrote:
> > Sorry, I can't do it at this moment because I am
> > installing FreeBSD again (some other ugly problem
> that
> > was caused by me). I've noticed another thing: if
> I
> > enter the SCSI bios and than the system wants to
> > reboot, it's also not working! Can I assume that
> this
> > is a hardware issue, not FreeBSD?
> 
> This could well be a hardware problem, but don't
> rule out FreeBSD
> issues just yet.  I had a similar niggling problem
> on the machine I'm
> using right now: telling the system to 'shutdown -r'
> would shutdown
> just fine, but the reset that is the prelude to
> rebooting would never
> happen.  Had to hit the reset button manually every
> time.
> 
> I found that enabling the apm(4) stuff helped, but
> wasn't a complete
> cure.  Then when some acpi support was MFC'd from
> -CURRENT, enabling
> that and turning off apm(4) has made the whole
> reboot thing work
> perfectly, although it does make the floppy drive
> unusable.  A floppy
> I can live without.
> 
> I'd advise you to try out those three options --
> apci enabled, apm
> enabled or neither enabled.  You'll need to build
> some custom kernels
> to try out those options.  Which (if any) works
> depends on what
> motherboard chipset your machine has.
> 
>       Cheers,
> 
>       Matthew
> 
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