Power management

Philip Pereira freeserver at wintellect.co.uk
Sat Jan 11 12:48:04 GMT 2003

>Probably a mildly heretical question, but I've noticed the '-p' argument for
>shutdown, and I'd like to spend many possibly fruitless hours trying to get
>my freebsd box to emulate my index finger pressing the 'power' button.
>Anyone know of resources that deal with the power management doobries for
>ATX form motherboards?  Relevant man pages, web pages, etc. gratefully


In order to get this to work, you need to have an ATX based motherboard, a kernel compiled with:

device apm0 #and nothing after these

and then you can try:

Shutdown -p now

It has successfully worked on one of my home PCs and also my laptop :)

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