etch does not poweroff - suse10.1 did
i installed debian etch on an old msi motherboard (dont know the exact model right now) with a p3
it does not power down when i run /sbin/poweroff, just prints "System halted."
no extra kernel options did NOT work
acpi=force did NOT work
acpi=off apm=power_off did NOT work
acpi=off apm=on did NOT work
and adding stuff like pci=usepirqmask or noapic to the above didnt change anything either.
it DID work on Suse 10.1 out of the box!
and funnily, if i type "halt" into grub's shell, it powers down, too
btw, etch has 2.6.18, suse101 had a 2.6.16 kernel
has anyone had the same experience / knows a fix?