Subject: Re: Power button shutdown
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Brian Rose <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/29/2004 10:26:08
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Brian Rose writes:
>>I am looking for a simple way to shut down the machine by pressing the power b
>>utton on the front of the box. I have been looking around and it seems that 'p
>>owerd' is what i should be looking at. I just want to make sure there is nothi
>>ng else that I should be looking at or if there are other packages that will h
>>andle this job better.
> In order to use powerd, you need acpi, I believe.  I don't know how 
> reliable acpi is on 1.6.2; I've only tried it on 2.0beta and -current.

How do I enable ACPI? This is done in the kernel config file when I build a kernel, correct? I have 1.6.2 sources and there is no mention of acpi in either the GENERIC or GENERIC_LAPTOP.