Laptop starts back up on its own
dincht at securenym.net
Sat Nov 29 21:21:11 PST 2003
On Fri, 2003-11-28 at 21:43, Trey Sizemore wrote:
> First time I've seen this happen...I've installed FreeBSD:
> FreeBSD laptop.fbsdsizemore.com 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Thu
> Jun 5 02:55:42 GMT 2003 root at wv1u.btc.adaptec.com
> :/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
I have an older Compaq Deskpro that does the same thing. I first thought
that maybe rogue or spurious packets on the network were causing
Wake-on-LAN to activate, but 1) it's turned off in the BIOS 2) I don't
think the card actually supports it 3) the machine turned on once with
the network cable unplugged.
I don't think it's either APM or ACPI causing it either since I have
both disabled in FreeBSD and power management is turned off in the BIOS.
I also don't know at this point if it's a FreeBSD issue or not since I
only use the machine periodically for testing and haven't had any other
OS on it long enough to trigger the automatic power-on. My friend has a
few identical machines and also runs FreeBSD on them, but he leaves them
on all the time so he's never seen the problem.
Let me know if anything turns up!
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