Trouble with ACPI and ASUS MB

StefanEßer se at
Tue Jul 15 15:57:45 PDT 2003

On 2003-07-14 20:33 -0400, Scott Robbins <scottro at> wrote:
> I installed 5.1 RELEASE on a box with an ASUS A7A266 motherboard.  Not
> having done enough reading, I had put device apm in the kernel and added 
> apmd_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf.
> The box wouldn't turn off in response to shutdown -p.  I then looked
> through NOTES and added device acpi, which fixed the problem.
> However, on IRC, someone with far more knowledge than myself mentioned
> that this could be dangerous. As it is a test box, he asked that I cvsup
> CURRENT and see if adding 
> acpi_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf (and removing the apm stuff, as
> well as the device acpi) would fix the problem. 
> It didn't. For the heck of it, I then tried recompiling the kernel with
> the device acpi put back in, despite the possible dangers, but it didn't
> work either.  kldstat shows that the acip module is loaded.  The error
> that I get is ACPI timed out.  
> ACPI power-off failed  - timeout
> The operating system has halted
> Press any key to reboot


	sysctl hw.acpi.disable_on_poweroff=0

and put the assignment into /etc/sysctl.conf, if it makes a difference ...
(It does, on my system ...)

Regards, STefan

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