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Old 12-17-2009, 01:39 AM   #1
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HELP! shutdown doesn't totally turned off


Hello Linux Guru's and Knowable Ones

I'm a starter in linux and I have a problem on my freshe installed redhat 9.

Everytime I shutdown my linux it always stuck whith this last lines:

Turning off swap: [OK]
Turning off quotas: [OK]
Unmounting file systems: [OK]
Halting system...
Flushing ide devices: hda hdc
Power down.

So to completely turn off my pc I always have to press the main power of my cpu. I seen a similar redhat distro in our office but it does completely shutdown.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 02:12 AM   #2
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freshe installed redhat 9
THAT is your problem!!!!
rh9 is SO OLD AND OUTDATED ( end of life 2003)that it will not even run on new computers

install a SUPPORTED operating system like RHEL 5.4 or the free version " CentOS 5.4 "

see http://distrowatch.com/
for current versions an flavors of Linux.

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:19 AM   #3
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That's not an RH9 problem, actually. Your hardware doesn't support turning off the computer via software. In such cases it is normal that you have to push the power button as soon as the "Power down" message appears. Even with a new Linux system you would have to do it that way on your computer. Maybe you could tweak or upgrade your BIOS to change that, but usually that's too much hassle.
 
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:25 AM   #4
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That's not an RH9 problem, actually. Your hardware doesn't support turning off the computer via software. In such cases it is normal that you have to push the power button as soon as the "Power down" message appears. Even with a new Linux system you would have to do it that way on your computer. Maybe you could tweak or upgrade your BIOS to change that, but usually that's too much hassle.
Thank you for this,
 
Old 12-17-2009, 03:40 AM   #5
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To be more precise, its an ACPI issue that can be resolved with some digging and a boot flag or two I imagine. Or it could be APM depending on the kernel configuration but I doubt it as APM has been designated as legacy code and will be removed eventually. I have ran into this countless times on PCs manufactured before 2001 and have to use acpi=off and noacpi bootflags which were entered into grubs menu.lst file.
 
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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To be more precise, its an ACPI issue that can be resolved with some digging and a boot flag or two I imagine. Or it could be APM depending on the kernel configuration but I doubt it as APM has been designated as legacy code and will be removed eventually. I have ran into this countless times on PCs manufactured before 2001 and have to use acpi=off and noacpi bootflags which were entered into grubs menu.lst file.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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Your welcome, did you get it working?
 
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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( end of life 2003)that it will not even run on new computers
Really? a 7 year old operating system will so work on new computers, its like saying win xp will not work on new computers.
Even ms-dos works on new computers.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 09:18 PM   #9
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Really? a 7 year old operating system will so work on new computers, its like saying win xp will not work on new computers.
Even ms-dos works on new computers.
That may be true, but depending on the hardware a kernel upgrade _might_ be necessary just for drivers if the hardware was released after the distro, at which point you might as well grab a more recent release.

Although, you are correct: if it runs, run it.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 10:27 PM   #10
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Me too faced the same scenario with my system I bought at 2002, but redhat 9 is working fine on my new pc,
It is definitely a hardware issue.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 12:50 AM   #11
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Your welcome, did you get it working?
Nah I've just live with it, besides, you all guys are right, my hardware is really out of date or too old for the operating system.

M.Board = ASROCK M266-A Intel Chipset.

Well Thanks again four your answers sir.
 
  


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