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Date:      Mon, 7 Oct 2002 10:07:16 -0400
From:      "Brian T. Schellenberger" <>
To:        "Pookie" <>, <>, <>
Subject:   Re: Power
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201c26e04$42093760$0a5efea9@pookie>
References:  <000201c26e04$42093760$0a5efea9@pookie>

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On Monday 07 October 2002 09:19 am, Pookie wrote:
| How does FreeBSD handle itself when i disconnect the power plug on my
| laptop? I'm not sure how this works. Can someone please direct me in
| the proper direction?

Why would FreeBSD have to "do" anything?

Your laptop should handle it itself down in the hardware.

If you have apm enabled, then FreeBSD's apm calls can *discover* that 
the power is now coming from the battery rather than the plug, but the 
operating system isn't called upon to *do* anything.

The proepr directions are to plug & unplug at will . . . if you want to 
monitor the status properly, enable apm in your kernel and in your 

Brian, the man from Babble-On . . . . (personal)

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