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Old 02-13-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
sukhen
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Shutdown Automatically without switching off power


I am Newbie

I need to know, Is their a way to shutdown the system automatically without need of switching off power,
I use mandrake 10.1 powerpack, when i try to shutdown system
it wont shut down automatically and stands in screen saying Power Off , then i need switch off the cabinet button.
example:
It should be like what i do in windows,As and when i shutdown
it will gets shutdown,witout need to power off cabinet
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:54 PM   #2
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It should always be doing that. It would appear there is something wrong with your system(or Mandrake install more likely) that makes it not successfully execute the APM or ACPI commands... I can't tell you the root cause or how to fix it, but I can point you in the direction of, it should be doing what you describe as wanting, not what is currently happening.

If the support here isn't forthcoming enough, or fast enough, you may want this post moved to another forum, like hardware, or your distro's forum specifically.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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Is thier anything to do with "Enable ACPI", which is present in bootloader of linux control center,
so that system will shutdown witout need of touching the power off button
 
Old 02-13-2006, 01:13 PM   #4
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Possibly. If you don't have permissions(as your user) to use ACPI commands or if there is a problem in the kernel setup or bootloader for ACPI, then this kind of error could be caused by any of those. Not having had these issues myself, I would not be of much use in trouble shooting your cause, and thus resolution.

I would personally try to track down any ACPI problems myself, doing a google for shutdown problems with your distro or linux and hardware. You should be able to find a few things to trouble shoot the issue.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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It Worked!!
Thanks a lot! RedShirt

I just went to mandrake control center,in bootloader
i checked, "Force no APIC".
And it got shutdown automatically without need of touching power off button.

Thanks again


 
Old 02-13-2006, 01:24 PM   #6
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Glad I could sort of be of assisstance.
 
  


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