how to suspend/wake-up a FreeBSD machine?

Henrik Brix Andersen brix at
Sun Dec 30 03:07:27 PST 2007

On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 11:24:44AM -0500, Mikhail T. wrote:
> I managed to suspend some of my computers a few times (using
> either ``zzz'' or ``acpiconf -s 1''), but I could never successfully
> wake the system up after this, requiring a full reboot.
> What's the proper procedure? I tried the power-button (no effect) and
> hitting random keyboard keys (no effect). How is it supposed to work?

That depends largely on the hardware - on e.g. ThinkPads you need to
press the 'Fn' button to wake up the laptop after sleep.

Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at>
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