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Old 10-21-2003, 04:05 AM   #1
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Question Needs to push power button to power off?


I'm using a compaq presario notebook, i have sucessfully install mandrake 9.1 together with Win xp. In windows, i don't need to push the power button to turn the computer off. but in Linux after loggin out I would end up with the message "Power Down". can i do something so that i down need to manually push the power button to turn it off? Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:26 AM   #2
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This is because your computer has a APM (Advanced Power Management chip) on its motherboard. Linux can work with these quite easily, but since mine was setup by default and I'm at college (on a windows machine) at the moment I can't find the option. Try looking for power management somewhere in the system setup (mandrake control panel?)
 
Old 10-21-2003, 07:13 AM   #3
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If you are a command line user, try:

shutdown -h now

just for grins. It works on my box but I am using a Redhat PC so it may not help.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:52 AM   #4
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If your notebook uses acpi instead of apm, you'll have to enable acpi. Mandrake usually disables it because apm works better with Linux.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 07:57 PM   #5
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Um...Whats acpi and apm? I am not having a problem but would like to learn from this one.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 08:08 PM   #6
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They're different systems for power management. The acpi support in Linux isn't quite complete, so Mandrake tries to use apm, in the hopes of your system supporting it.
 
  


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