ACPI and APM on 5.3

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Mon Jan 3 20:44:35 PST 2005

doug at wrote:
> I finally got around to cleaning up rc.conf, now using only acpi. 'acpiconf -s
> 1' works. Resume is _much_ faster. That only leaves me with a couple of acpi

'acpiconf -s 1' works well for me too on my laptop while using only 
acpi.  However 'acpiconf -s 3' causes an immediate reboot of the 
machine.  No errors... nothing logged. Just blip... and a fresh POST of 
the machine.  Its immediate... doesn't think twice.

Haven't had much time to look into it.

> boot errors to clean up (they do not affect anything AFAIK) and to set rc.resume
> to restore the network connection.
> I have some glitches that were also present (or worse) using apm. I would assume
> all this works much better on newer hardware.
> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Eric Schuele wrote:
>>doug at wrote:
>>>In attempting to get sound working on a Dell 7500 Inspiron (cira 1994) I tried
>>>many combinations of ACPI and APM thinking that my sound problems stemmed from
>>>interrupt or irq/pnp problems. That turned out not to be the case. Now
>>>everything is working, but I am using a combination of the two as documented
>>>Did I just 'luck out' or does apmd (sorta) by design work with the environment
>>>it finds?
> [cut]
>>I have experienced the same thing on my Dell Inspiron 5100.  I'm not
>>currently running it that way, but was. Until I read that ACPI and APM
>>will not run together.  Supposedly the last one up notices the first and
>>bails.  So I opted for ACPI... which has left me wishing I was back with
>>both even though they are not supposed to work together.
>>I'm interested too, in other's opinions/explanations of this phenomenon.
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