freebsd power off automatically

Jim Mock mij at
Sun Apr 20 19:26:14 PDT 2003

On Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 05:29  PM, yew chin wrote:
> hello, My name is Chin.


> I try to turn off freebsd automatically after the command "shutdown -p 
> now" or "halt -p" but after the systerm halt, freebsd won't turn the 
> machine's power off.  i have to turn off the power manually.  i have 
> read some article about adding apm support in the freebsd kernel.  But 
> isn't freebsd default kernel has come with apm enable?  or do i have 
> to enable it manually?

No, it's not enabled by default.  You have to enable it, and recompile 
your kernel.  See the handbook's chapter on doing so for more 

- jim

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