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Notebooks (and other uniprocessors) get power-off in Solaris 10

A putback notification I’ve been waiting for for quite a while now happened yesterday.

The uppc driver (uniprocessor) now has ACPI power-off functionality. It will appear in build 69.

I just run an update onto my Dell Inspiron 8500 and it works fabulously.

I can now just type

# init 5

just before getting off the train, pack the notebook up into it’s back and be assured that it will actually power off without me having to hit the power button.

Thanks Andrew Gabriel for doing the work on it.

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Written by Alan

September 16, 2004 at 10:44 pm

Posted in Solaris Express

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  1. “The uppc driver (uniprocessor) now has ACPI power-off functionality.”
    Does that mean it won’t work on daul-cpu system like W2100z?
    If so, when do you expect the multi-cpu version come out?
    Thanks,
    Tao

    Tao

    September 17, 2004 at 7:26 am

  2. The multi-processor driver (pcplusmp) has had it for some time now.

    Alan Hargreaves

    September 19, 2004 at 3:44 pm


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