Oh man, alots happened.
Very, very, very frustrated.
I proceeded to install Redhat 9... oh man... that distro is not designed for laptops. After two hours i was able to get the display working... and even then.. it didnt work properly. I then gave up on Redhat and went on to install Suse 9 pro. Again, this was not designed for laptops. The fan would just not turn off and yet more display problems.
Needless to say i was able to test the shut down on both the distro's and there is something definately wrong with suse 9.1 shutdown. So, after investing all my faith in hope... i re-install Suse 9.1.... hoping, that it will work properly this time. Alas, to no avail. It still makes a dodgy noise upon shutdown.
After all this, i can only assume that the way in which Suse 9.1 is shutting down can only result in damage to my laptop components or reducing the life expectacy of it atleast.
I dont think i will be using linux until linux becomes more stable for laptops.
I really am frustrated and angry. I enjoyed using linux.
The only thing i can think of is that everytime i need to shut down, i restart the laptop and load XP and use that to shut it down.
Damn you Tux. Burn... slowly.