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Old 10-17-2005, 03:21 AM   #1
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Thinkpad T21 suse 10 shutdown problem


I have a problem when shutting down my computer from gnome.
Its a Thinkpad T21 laptop.
Everything works fine up until it says:

proc umounted
The system will now be halted

Then it just stands there without turning of the computer...
I can hear the fan stop and i can use my keyboard to write stuff on the empty line.
I have to hold my power button for 7 seconds to get it to shut down...
Very annoying.

Rebooting works fine, it reboots at the same point.

Anyone had the same problem?
 
Old 10-19-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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what distro are you using?

specs buddy. the more the better. i get the same thing on a ibm thinkpad 600 with 2.4.31 kernel. but kernel 2.6.13 does it fine

still, kernel 2.6 is wacky maaaan. you gotta be careful duuude.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need to start ACPI/APM (modprobe maybe?).
 
Old 11-12-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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This is a kernel problem. The older Thinkpads have a problem with their BIOS. To solvie it you have to recompile the kernel and set the option in
Power Management Options > APM Bios Support > "Use real mode APM Bios call to power off" to YES. After recompiling the kernel it should work.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 11:07 AM   #5
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Oh, I forgot... Does anyone here know how to generate rpm's from the kernel sources?
(I want to change this option the SUSE People didn't set to yes and I have to install Suse 10.0 one mor than one thinkpad...
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:24 PM   #6
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I have just resolved the exact same problem with SuSe 10.0 and my ThinkPad A22P by first entering "acpi=off" at GRUB startup (F2 key). With that the shutdown worked properly. To make it permanent "acpi=off" was added to the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst.
 
  


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