Laptop restarts instead of shutting down -- running Fedora 9
I am gradually learning to run Fedora 9 on my Toshiba Satellite M305D-S4830. Recent kernel upgrades have ended problems with wi-fi, etc., but at some point in recent weeks the machine stopped shutting down, no matter what I ask. If I click system-shutdown-shut down in Gnome menus, the computer restarts instead. Choosing restart produces the same behaviour. Likewise sudo shutdown now -P. Likewise halt. I stop it by entering and of these commands, then waiting for the shut-down to complete and the restarting to begin, then entering the grub menu and forcing it off with the power button.
Likewise, if I try to hibernate, it goes through the sleep sequence up to a point but then tries to restart right away - with mixed results, but never a power off condition.
Only slightly related thing I might have done to cause this, as far as I can recall, would be fooling with the quirks database to try (unsuccessfully) to get hibernate or standby to work right. However, when I run the quirk-checking script, it tells me I have no quirks, so I don't think I've done anything to alter the normal state of this installation.
Any hints on how to troubleshoot this?
Last edited by CFDingman; 03-03-2009 at 11:26 PM.