Power Off with ATX board wont work...

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Aug 11 13:47:37 GMT 2005

On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, Christian Tischler wrote:

> Hi,
> my FreeBSD 4.9 box (old, but rock solid, and as there are no security
> concerns I do not intend to update it) has to be shut down every night
> to reduce energy costs. But after shutdown is complete I get the "hit
> any button to reboot" or so screen, but the atx power supply does not
> turn off. This is rather anoying. I have compiled in all the relevant
> stuff into the kernel but somehow I have missed something and google was
> not very helpfull, too.
> My question would be what I could have missed, and if this could be a
> hardeware problem? It is an old 1.xGhz amd box, so nothing fancy here.

Do you have apm_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and 'device apm' in your 
kernel config?

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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