Can't shutdown, logout, or restart cleanly
trey at fastmail.fm
Fri Jan 2 17:29:37 PST 2004
Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>Trey Sizemore <trey at fastmail.fm> writes:
>>I am running 5.2-CURRENT on my PII-400 desktop. I have done 3
>>installs of FreeBSD each time cvsupping to 5.2 current (using ISOs for
>>5.1 and 5.2) to do the initial install.
>>EVERY time I get the following problem. When I try to logout, reboot,
>>or shutdown the machine from X, the machine locks up (no mouse or
>>keyboard response) and I have to do a cold reboot. I am presented
>>with the black text screen seen during bootup right before it launches
>>X (sorry, don't know what to call it) with my
>>prompt (again, no response from keyboard or mouse input...it's like X
>>shuts down entirely and then the machine locks trying to go to the
>>next step). This happens whether I use xdm, kdm, or gdm. I have seen
>>other posts with some similar symptoms refer to ACPI and disabling
>>this (I can't find the entry in my BIOS to turn this off). It's an
>>old Asus P2B motherboard. I'm not even sure it's the problem, but I'm
>>willing to look at anything!
>5.1 has an errata entry describing how to disable the ACPI code in
>that release: there's a new and supposedly easy way of doing this in
>5.2, but I haven't seen it yet (I'm still on 4.x myself).
>>I really want to use FreeBSD, but having to do constant cold restarts
>>when I shutdown or try to switch users is going to get old fast (not
>>to mention the eventual damage to my files...even though I've got soft
>>updates enabled;) )
>>I will provide any additional input I can, I realize it's not much to
>>go on now, but hopefully those more knowledgeable than me can guide me
>>to some things to look at to figure out why this is happening.
>Does this happen with the release versions?
>Does it happen if you don't enable X at all? [In other words, is this
> an OS problem or an X11 problem...]
>How did you install X, and what does your X configuration look like?
I disabled ACPI loading at bootup and all seems well now. Not sure what
the problem with this is, maybe hardware issues.
But it appears to be working OK.
Thanks for the feedback.
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