I'm runing Linux Mandrake 8.2 on an Intel P4
ATX desktop machine. When I do a system shutdown,
the computer power does not switch itself off.
The system goes through all the correct motions of
doing a shutdown, but at the very end it just displays
the "Power Down" message, and sits there.
This is a dual boot machine with Win 98, which does
power down the system correctly after shutdown.
The 'halt' script (in /etc/init.d) contains:
# See how we were called.
case "$0" in
message=`gprintf "Halting system..."`
message=`gprintf "Please stand by while rebooting the system..."`
and this also:
HALTARGS="-i -d -p"
if [ -f /halt ]; then
eval $command $HALTARGS
Doing ps -elf says that apmd is running.
040 S root 3 1 0 69 0 - 0 apm_ma Jul01 ? 00:00:00 [kapmd]
I would have thought this would be sufficient to power off
One thing to note: 'killall' fails during the shutdown
(don't know why [how can I find out?], or whether this has anything to do with the machine not powering off).
Any idea what's wrong? It's a real head-scratcher for me.