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Old 08-03-2005, 11:41 PM   #1
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Shutdown stops early


Just a minor inconvenience, not a major problem, when I shutdown my computer, it goes through the shut down routine without fail, but when it reaches the power down call the system just sits there. I can just hold the power switch for a few seconds, and it will shut off, so, like I said, its not a big deal. It used to work on Fedora Core 2, but when I went to FC3, it stopped. The point it stops at is the following...

Power down.
acpi_power_off called

Interesting enough, rebooting works fine.

I have a 56K modem, so I only update packages when I run into a major problem. If anyone knows of a solution, or what package(s) that should be updated to fix it, I would appreciate it.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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Its actually not stopping early, its just that the kernel instruction is not working with the hardware. It's quite a common problem and there are many different fixes for it. Do a Google search for fixes. Failing that upgrade the kernel.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I am afraid that I can't find any 'fixes'. I have however found that the kernel that I am running seems to be notorious for this problem, and an upgrade is suggested. So I guess I'll ask, how big of a download is updating the kernel?

If its too big, I'll just wait untill I'm on a network when I attend college and download FC4 (or maybe 5 by then). Thanks.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:53 AM   #4
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Make sure that APM and ACPI are either compiled into your kernel or loaded as modules. This often solves this particular problem.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 01:03 AM   #5
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As far as what is stoped and started, I just left that alone, and I have not compiled the kernel. Its the one straight off the install disk. How do I check for the moduals in question, and see if they are running or not? Thanks.
 
  


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