Shutting down system

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Mon Feb 16 19:54:13 PST 2004

On Monday 16 February 2004 06:44 pm, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> I have version 5.2 RC#1 installed.
> I have not been able to get the shutdown command to power down my computer.
> I used the following command:
> shutdown -p now
> It simple gets to a point where it says press any key to restart. I never
> had any problem doing a power off shutdown using Windows XP. Can any one
> give me any assistance?
> Thanks!
> Gerard E. Seibert
> gerard-seibert at

Did you enable apm in /etc/rc.conf?

What do you get when you execute the following?

apm -s

If you get a 0 (zero), then I don't think apm is enabled at bootup.  See if 
this works:

apm -e 1
shutdown -p now

If it worked, then apm is functioning; but you need to enable it prior to 

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

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