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Old 01-23-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
erbiwan
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Why won't my PC shut down?


I'm running Fedora 8 on a self-built PC. Everything has worked fine for about a month, until I did a large update, and now it won't shut down. All of the services shut down properly, and the system halts. Then it just sits there. I really don't want to be forced to keep going back to the den to shut down my computer. How do I fix this?

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MSI Board w/ALI chipset
AMD64 3700 CPU
1GB Corsair RAM
Nvidia 7600 GT Video
Soundblaster Audigy
250GB Seagate HDD Main
40GB Seagate Slave
LG DVD Burner
LG DVD/CD-ROM
19" Hanns-G LCD Monitor
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:55 AM   #2
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I'm running Fedora 8 on a self-built PC. Everything has worked fine for about a month, until I did a large update, and now it won't shut down. All of the services shut down properly, and the system halts. Then it just sits there. I really don't want to be forced to keep going back to the den to shut down my computer. How do I fix this?

Here are the general system stats:

MSI Board w/ALI chipset
AMD64 3700 CPU
1GB Corsair RAM
Nvidia 7600 GT Video
Soundblaster Audigy
250GB Seagate HDD Main
40GB Seagate Slave
LG DVD Burner
LG DVD/CD-ROM
19" Hanns-G LCD Monitor
in lilo acapi=on this is usually loaded at boot time from the apend part of lilo and grub boot managers. thats the problem there is no acapi module being loaded and acpi came out in 2000 so the shut down tells the bios to turn the system off. when you did the big upgrade.
If you compile your own kernel, there is an option that you can build into the kernel, or create a module, that deals specifically with laptop or desktop support. I believe that this is under the ACPI section. As far as utilities are concerned, I cannot recommend any for you since I don't know readily offhand. I believe that there are some built-in with various window managers, like KDE and Gnome. These may be dependent on how you have your kernel configured, though. got to load the acapi module inorder to make it work.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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What happens when you issue the command "poweroff"?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:03 PM   #4
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What happens when you issue the command "poweroff"?
In my experience with different distros on my test machine, some shut down everything and leave the splash background or a prompt and you have to turnoff power manually. But some will poweroff the box completely.
 
Old 01-24-2008, 04:28 PM   #5
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Until the update, the system always shut down by using the shutdown commands from the GUI. I'll dig into the grub, and check the acpi. I haven't tried the "poweroff" command yet. One of my problems with this is that I make my kids use it to surf the net. The Windoze machine isn't allowed access to the internet, which they use for gaming. After I get more familiar with GNU/Linux, I'll probably try out Cedega or something, so I can take MS off all of my machines. Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 07:24 AM   #6
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...thats the problem there is no acapi module being loaded and acpi came out in 2000 so the shut down tells the bios to turn the system off. when you did the big upgrade.
Huh? Do you mean before acpi the bios was used to poweroff a machine? Never heard of that, the predecessor of acpi was apm, but if you say so...

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...I believe that there are some built-in with various window managers, like KDE and Gnome. These may be dependent on how you have your kernel configured, though. got to load the acapi module inorder to make it work.
Um, KDE just calls /sbin/halt under SuSE 10.3 and does not work . SuSE 10.0 and earlier worked flawlessly, though. I'll go and dig for acpi errors in /var/log/boot.msg.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 11:29 PM   #7
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OK, I'll admit it - I caused it myself. I had ACPI disabled in the BIOS. Something in my system won't wake up from stand-by, and instead of disabling stand-by mode, I shut off ACPI. Enabled it, and all is well. Now I'm sorting out some updater problems on FedoraForum, and I think I'll have this thing licked. Where do I post a web browser question?
 
Old 01-27-2008, 04:53 AM   #8
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New thread, either in "Server" or here. I'd consider "here"

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