A couple of questions for 5.1rc1....

chris corayer ccorayer at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 5 19:48:38 PDT 2003

I am trying to figure out how to fix an niggling dhcp issue and permanently
disable ACPI and enable apm on my HP Omnibook 900.

I'm running 5.1RC1, which is great since this is the first time I've managed
to get 5.x on this unit.  Even my xircom realport cards work.  However, I'm
having trouble figuring out exactly where to put the ACPI disable line as
this machine just crashes and reboots if I leave it enabled.  I think it
should go in loader.conf, but I'm unsure exactly on the syntax or if that's
where it belongs.  Also, I seem to remember that you could enable APM with
the generic kernel by inserting a line into loader.conf as well.

The final question I have is one that's probably obscure.  I remember a
switch used to tell the dhcp client to send the host name of the laptop to a
dhcp server.  While it gets a lease perfectly fine, opening up my linksys
dhcp table ( at home ) or the NT dhcp server at work I can only see that a
machine has that lease.  The name of the laptop isn't listed.  I had enabled
something on a laptop I had a couple of years ago that made it so the name
showed up, but I haven't been able to find anything on this since and I have
no idea how I did it before or even where I found it.

I think I'm missing some probably obvious things.  Can anyone at least point
me in the proper direction?



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