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Old 20th September 2009
Mantazz Mantazz is offline
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Default Another ACPI question, 7.2-release

It seems that in 7.2-release I can only invoke the 'zzz' command to suspend my system if I use sudo. On previous (pre-7.x) versions I could do this as any user. Now, if I try to run zzz as a regular user, I get
acpiconf: request sleep type (3) failed: Operation not permitted
So I checked the permissions on zzz:
> ls -ltd /usr/sbin/zzz
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1327 May 1 02:56 /usr/sbin/zzz
So it appears to be world-executable.

I then checked acpiconf:
> ls -ltd /usr/sbin/acpiconf
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 6132 May 1 02:56 /usr/sbin/acpiconf
And this appears to be world-executable as well.

If I attempt 'acpiconf -s3' manually I get the same error I see when I attempt 'zzz'.

I also checked /etc/rc.suspend and /etc/rc.resolve, they are both world-executable as well.

Does anyone have a suggestion for what else I should check to be able to run zzz without sudo?
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Old 20th September 2009
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FreeBSD like OpenBSD routes all power management related commands via the older apm(4) interface.

There should be 2 device nodes in /dev related to apm, group write permission may be required to change such settings.

I'm not entirely sure, I don't really play with power management.. don't own any laptops.. my systems are always on, if I wasn't using them they would simply be off.

EDIT: All of the above is most likely wrong, just noticed that FreeBSD has several sysctl members related to acpi(4) and likely uses them instead, explaining why users cannot control this information. Sorry.

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