freebsd on a newer pc
jhorne at dfwlp.com
Sat Jun 17 11:39:13 UTC 2006
> On Jun 16, 2006, at 9:29 PM, Jonathan Horne wrote:
>>> On Jun 16, 2006, at 5:09 PM, Jonathan Horne wrote:
>>>> well, i figured out that if at the boot selection screen, if i
>>>> option 2 "boot with acpi enabled", i can then give 'shutdown -p
>>>> now' and
>>>> the system will then power off properly. easy enough...
>>>> but how do i set option 2 as my default boot selection? i dont see
>>>> anything about this in the handbook.
>>> My experience has been that once you boot that way once it becomes
>>> the default. Play around with it
>> i dont think thats the behavior im getting. when i hit 2 to boot:
> It may depend on how known your MB is to support acpi. On my
> machines to boot default with acpi and if I tell it not to boot with
> acpi at boot, when I reboot that is now the default.
> I am not an expert on this. Maybe your MB is a "known" bad acpi one?
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man i hope thats not the case. the computer im working with here is a
fairly new hp dc7100. i know hp does a lot of non-microsoft stuff, so i
would hope that their technology has the benefits of trickledown from all
the r&d they can afford.
my whole point of fighting with this feature, is so that my system can
WOL. if i sent 'shutdown -p now' from remote, and then later if i want
the system back on again... if its hanging at the "system has shutdown,
hit any key to reboot" promt, WOL will do nothing!
oh well, ill keep at it.
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