Dell poweredge 850 hangs on shutdown -p

George Hartzell hartzell at
Mon Dec 4 09:22:51 PST 2006

Kirk Davis writes:
 > > -----Original Message-----
 > > From: owner-freebsd-stable at 
 > > 
 > > I have a Dell PowerEdge 850 that hangs when I try to power it down
 > > using "shutdown -p now".  Otherwise it seems to run splendidly.
 > > 
 > > I reaches the point where it says: "Powering the system off using
 > > acpi" and then just sits there.
 > > 
 > > Powering it off by just pressing the power button works perfectly.
 > > 
 > > It's running a minimal installation from a FreeBSD 6.3BETA3 cd, which
 > > I burned 11/6/06.
 > > 
 > > I've pasted the system's dmesg output below.
 > > 
 > > Has anyone seen this before?
 > 	I have a couple of Dell 2950's with the same problem.  It
 > doesn't happen all the time but it seem to happen more in the reboot
 > command.  Sorry this information doesn't help as I haven't found a work
 > around yet but it might help to ease your mind knowing your not alone
 > ;-)


I've only tried it a couple of times, but for me "shutdown -r now"
seems to reliably reboot the machine, but "shutdown -p now" seems to
reliably stop at the "Powering off..." message.

Let me know if you're sick of the 2950's, you can leave them on my
doorstep anytime.... ;)


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