ACPI problem?

Danny Braniss danny at
Fri Jul 18 00:05:57 PDT 2003

> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Danny Braniss wrote:
> > > Your asl seems bogus since there are a lot of unexpected values (i.e. for
> > > TZ and EC port values).  Since it worked in 4.8R, follow the instructions
> > > for disabling ACPI.
> > >
> > > -Nate
> >
> > thanks, that did it, but now, is there anyway i can help fix this so
> > acpi will work? i have several of this boxes and booting them diskless
> > will be a problem.
> Try man acpi:
>      To disable the acpi driver completely, set the kernel environment vari-
>      able hint.acpi.0.disabled to 1.  Some i386 machines totally fail to oper-
>      ate with some or all of ACPI disabled.  Other i386 machines fail with
>      ACPI enabled.  Non-i386 platforms do not support operating systems which
>      do not use ACPI.  Disabling all or part of ACPI on non-i386 platforms may
>      result in a non-functional system.
> Hints can go in /boot/loader.conf.  Later, after the system is working for
> you, you can go back and install a new BIOS and see if that fixes the
> problem with ACPI enabled.
> -Nate

sorry, i guess i was not clear, i did 'unset acpi_load', and got the system
up, i was offering to help in fixing the acpi (actually debugging, since
my head hurts from reading the acpi stuff :-)


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