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Old 27th May 2008
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More noise than signal
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Before going too far ....

ACPI is newer than APM, and unfortunately, it has been reported that every manufacturer's implementation of ACPI fails to follow the ACPI standard.

ACPI recently became the default power management tool within OpenBSD. One quick test to see if ACPI is the culprit (now) is to boot -c, as I described above, and use:
UKC> disable acpi
UKC> quit
If the kernel boots, then you know it is yet another non-standard ACPI implementation in your particular laptop.

(Obviously, since no ACPI implementation follows the standard, yours may be one of the non-standard ones which are not yet accounted for in OpenBSD's ACPI code.)
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