Laptop starts back up on its own

Andreas Kohn andreas.kohn at
Sat Nov 29 00:43:05 PST 2003

On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 03:43, Trey Sizemore wrote:
> First time I've seen this happen...I've installed FreeBSD:
> FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Thu 
> Jun  5 02:55:42 GMT 2003     root at                
> :/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
> on my laptop.  When I shut the PC down at night, I wake to find it back 
> on again a little later.  Today I shut it down, left the house, came 
> back and it was on again.
> I shut down by entering 'shutdown -h (or -p) now' at the command line 
> and then depressing the power button after it says OK to power down or 
> 'press any key to restart'.  It does power down completely and then a 
> little later (not sure how long it takes), it's back on again.
> Looking for some things to check to get to the root (no pun intended) of 
> this.

one thing to check: Did you set a timer in the laptop's BIOS? 

Andreas Kohn <andreas.kohn at>
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