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I am running Mandrake 10.0 Discovery on my PC with KDE 3.2 and a 2.6.3-7 kernel. I have an Abit IC7-G motherboard in an Antec 660AMG case.
I have been using Linux for about a month now and have ironed out many of the issues that faced me. However, there is one minor thing that bugs me: when I select 'logout' from the KDE menu and then select 'Turn off computer', it does not power down. It goes through all the shutdown sequence, and kills all the processes and so on, but the machine doesn't actually power off - it just comes to the end of the shutdown sequence and then displays 'Power down' as the last message, at which point I have to manually switch the machine off.
I know this is only a small thing, but I would much prefer it to switch off when it has completed shutting down.
Could anybody please give me some pointers as to what I would have to change to achieve this?
Having looked at various websites, I thought I had solved it:
There was a line
append="devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent"
in the lilo.conf file. I deleted the part that said acpi=ht and then ran lilo
This worked - when i shutdown, the system powered off on it's own. I tested it several times and it worked fine. However, without having changed anything, it has now stopped working and I can't even power off now when I push the power button. very odd
It should go back to a problem with acpi or apm based on my past experiences. You might try looking for patches to acpi since you don't use apm. It might be a hardware compatibility issue that could be fixed through a patch.
I don't know, I've tried some searches on the web, but can't find anything to help.
The odd thing is that I can't see anything that says acpi is even running, though from my investigations I see that acpi is apparently part of the 2.6.3-7 mandrake kernel. I can see a directory /lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdksmp/kernel/drivers/acpi with a bunch of files in it, so something is there.
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
I would build a new kernel like the 2.6.9 and try acpi only. If that does not work rebuild and try apm. Acpi should do it. Don't try 2.6.10 unless you are ready to make changes to udev and other items.