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Old 10-21-2005, 09:50 AM   #1
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Power Wont turn off automatically


Ok I have a compaq presario which now it runs linux all the time. I have installed SUSE and Fedora and I get the same problem .. when I need it to turn off )for electricity purposes) When i give it the shutdown it will say something like system halted... ok and it just hangs there ..with Fedora..says hda stopped ... ok
power down...
I have to manually then turn off the machine but im afraid that is doing some damage to the hd's as I have had to replace 2 of them within the last 3 months
So if you have any comments or ideas please let me know
thank you for your time
 
Old 10-21-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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Turn on the ACPI. You can do that by adding the option acpi=on to the kernel in the /etc/lilo.conf or /boot/grub.conf depending on your boot manager...
 
Old 10-21-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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tried it and have the same problem
 
Old 10-21-2005, 11:35 AM   #4
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Manually powering down the PC vs automatically should not damage the hard drives.

What is the model number of your PC?

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Old 10-21-2005, 11:56 AM   #5
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its a compaq presario 5001 SR series
 
Old 11-16-2005, 09:08 PM   #6
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Try "acpi=off". It worked on my ThinkPad with the same problem with SuSe 10.0.
 
  


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