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Old 11-15-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
gluesniffmonkey
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Medion MIM 2310 powersoff without Xorg...when Xorg installed does not power off.


My Medion MIM 2310 laptop shutsdown without Xorg installed. When Xorg is installed it does not power off. It just goes grey and hangs. So I suspect the problem is linked to Xorg.

Can you see anything wrong? Thanks.

here is my/etc/X11/xorg.conf:

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "vesa"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-51
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 11-16-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Hmmmm ... no mention of ACPI in your installation. In my own laptop, that seems to be a requisite to get everything working together properly on the same page.

ACPI usually needs to have support compiled into your kernel. And then it must not be disabled by your boot loader.
 
Old 11-26-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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I am still stuck on this.

What do I need to do? I note that when I install Zenwalk, Gentoo and Ubuntu Feisty it shutsdown correctly. With Etch or Slackware 12 the same problem. more info:

pjharper@gUn:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
rfcomm 34584 0
l2cap 21696 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 45956 4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev 8676 0
parport_pc 32132 0
lp 11012 0
parport 33256 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
button 6672 0
ac 5188 0
battery 9636 0
via_agp 9664 0
agpgart 29896 1 via_agp
dm_snapshot 15552 0
dm_mirror 19152 0
loop 15048 0
joydev 9088 0
tsdev 7520 0
snd_hda_intel 17332 1
snd_hda_codec 137856 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm_oss 38368 0
snd_mixer_oss 15200 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 68676 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 20996 1 snd_pcm
snd 47012 8 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9248 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 9640 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
zd1211rw 38304 0
firmware_class 9600 1 zd1211rw
ieee80211softmac 26304 1 zd1211rw
shpchp 33024 0
ieee80211 29416 2 zd1211rw,ieee80211softmac
psmouse 35016 0
rtc 12372 0
pci_hotplug 28704 1 shpchp
i2c_viapro 8244 0
pcspkr 3072 0
ieee80211_crypt 5952 1 ieee80211
serio_raw 6660 0
i2c_core 19680 1 i2c_viapro
evdev 9088 1
ext3 119240 3
jbd 52456 1 ext3
mbcache 8356 1 ext3
sha256 11104 0
aes 28160 5
dm_crypt 10888 1
dm_mod 50232 9 dm_snapshot,dm_mirror,dm_crypt
ide_generic 1408 0 [permanent]
sd_mod 19040 5
ide_cd 36064 0
cdrom 32544 1 ide_cd
uhci_hcd 21164 0
ehci_hcd 28136 0
usbcore 112644 4 zd1211rw,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
sata_via 10052 4
libata 89396 1 sata_via
scsi_mod 124168 2 sd_mod,libata
via_rhine 22664 0
mii 5344 1 via_rhine
via82cxxx 8388 0 [permanent]
generic 5476 0 [permanent]
ide_core 110504 4 ide_generic,ide_cd,via82cxxx,generic
thermal 13608 0
processor 28840 1 thermal
fan 4804 0
pjharper@gUn:~$ acpi -V
Thermal 1: ok, 51.0 degrees C
AC Adapter 1: on-line
pjharper@gUn:~$
 
Old 11-28-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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I seem to be able to manage a Zenwalk install with no encryption that will poweroff correctly or an encrypted Etch which has disk encryption but will not shut down.

All I really want is a computer with an encrypted hard disk that shuts down.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 02:12 AM   #5
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Quote:
no mention of ACPI in your installation.
What do you mean? Do I need somthing in my Xorg. I am still struggling with this.

also when I:

/etc/init.d/gdm stop

It just goes blackish.

Last edited by gluesniffmonkey; 12-03-2007 at 03:12 AM.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 12:52 PM   #6
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One of the things I mean is that you really need to have ACPI support compiled into your kernel. The letters stand for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. To operate correctly, your OS and BIOS must both support it. As you are operating on a laptop, the chances are excellent that the latter condition has been met -- although it won't hurt to check your BIOS to be sure that it's activated. Unfortunately, the chances that your Linux is properly configured to handle it also are significantly less.

If you have never recompiled a kernel, all I can say is that it's high time you "got your feet wet." Mainly, it is a matter of enabling the ACPI setting in the kernel and then recompiling it. Of course, you will undoubtedly want to check through and disable all the various devices which keep coming up as "not found" every time you boot, too, unless you have reason to know that they should in fact be present on your system.

Good luck!
 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:28 PM   #7
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So does that mean that acpi is compiled into Zenwalk, Gentoo (genkernel) and Ubuntu Feisty default kernels?

All of them shutdown correctly.

I will look at compiling at any rate.

Thanks for the reply.
 
  


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