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Old 12-07-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
pmw
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Unhappy Laptop shuts down without warning


Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A60 and I'm running FC4, which is kept reasonably up to date (last yum update was about two months ago).

My problem is that my laptop will shut down without any warning whatsoever. It won't go through the shutdown process, the power will just be cut. It seems like it's a problem with ACPI (surprise, surprise). Has anyone else had this problem, and can anyone suggest a fix?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 02:53 PM   #2
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Have you changed any hardware or software recently? If not, it appears to be more of a hardware problem than a software one. On a desktop box, I would suspect the power supply or processor problems for random reboots and shutdowns. I am not as familiar with laptops, and since they use less power, I am not sure if they display the same symptoms.
 
  


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