Andrew L. Gould wrote:

On Monday 16 February 2004 06:44 pm, Gerard Seibert wrote:

I have version 5.2 RC#1 installed.

I have not been able to get the shutdown command to power down my computer.
I used the following command:

shutdown -p now

It simple gets to a point where it says press any key to restart. I never
had any problem doing a power off shutdown using Windows XP. Can any one
give me any assistance?


Gerard E. Seibert

Did you enable apm in /etc/rc.conf?

What do you get when you execute the following?

apm -s

If you get a 0 (zero), then I don't think apm is enabled at bootup. See if this works:

apm -e 1
shutdown -p now

If it worked, then apm is functioning; but you need to enable it prior to shutdown.

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

Just curious ... 5.X uses ACPI, not APM, right?

So does your advice still hold true?

"$apm -s" returns 0 on my system, but
shutdown -p works like a charm....

Should we perhaps also check whether
or not "kldstat" returns "acpi.ko" ??

Kevin Kinsey
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