HDD USB still on after computer shutdown

Dominique Goncalves dominique.goncalves at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 11:52:22 UTC 2008

Hi Parv,

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15 PM, Parv <parv at pair.com> wrote:
> in message <7daacbbe0808261055w62f46ebah93b2b595011c6117 at mail.gmail.com>,
> wrote Dominique Goncalves thusly...
>> I use FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE and an HDD USB (Maxtor, external PSU,
>> 500GB).  When I shutdown my computer (shutdown -p now ) the HDD
>> USB is still on. In Windows XP it works, the HDD USB is off.
>> Is there a way to resolve this issue?
>> %dmesg
> ...
> I have a Thinkpad T61 laptop which has a section in BIOS
> configuration titled "USB something-or-other".  When a particular
> subsection is activated, the "help text" mentions along the lines
> that enabling the option would continue to power USB ports for
> connected devices after shutdown.
> So do poke around in BIOS, unless of course somebody else could
> offer a solution to be executed within FreeBSD.

Sorry for being so long to answer.
I've not found an option about this in the bios.

I'll give a try on acpi mailing list.
Thanks anyway for your help!

>  - Parv
> --


There's this old saying: "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach
a man to fish, feed him for life."

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list