ACPI not working for shutdown -p

Jason Porter leporter at
Tue Sep 21 10:30:48 PDT 2004

Nope, still no go.  It gives me a timeout whenever it tries to shutdown, 
I don't know if that has anything to do with the timeout tables, I'd 
assume so, but I haven't the slightest idea on how to fix that.  I'm 
still confused as to why it doesn't work on FreeBSD, but the Windows 
drive I have shuts down the machine just fine.  Oh well.  Thanks for the 
help though.

Matthias Andree wrote:
> Jason Porter <leporter at> writes:
>>I had things working just fine before, then I rebuild my kernel and I 
>>don't know what happened, but I can't get ACPI to turn off the computer 
>>anymore.  I'm running a 5.3BETA3 from Sept 9 and I'm on an ASUS A7S333. 
>> I'll include the dmesg report, if anyone has any questions, let me 
>>know, thanks.
> Try adding the following line to /boot/loader.conf.local and see if that
> helps, I've needed this line with an A7V600-X but haven't recently (in
> BETA) checked if it's still needed (dual-boot machine which usually sees
> reboot, not halt -p):
> hw.acpi.disable_on_poweroff="0"

-Jason Porter

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