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I just installed Mandrake 9.2 using download CD version and it went in flawlessly, recognized my LAN and cable modem and connected to web without incident. Very impressed. It also recognized my Promise ATA 100 controller and 80GB drive, much to my delight.
However, this little nit has arisen, Logged in as user with Gnome and when I shut down, the PC does not get powered off. I hear something in the box shut off, maybe hard drive, but power does not go off.
When I run Windoze 2K, shut down does power off the PC.
Can anyone suggest anything?
Thank you in advance for your help or suggestions.
Enable power management: APM or ACPI. You can check if APM is supported on your computer and/or supported in the kernel by running 'apmd'. At most you will have to recompile your kernel, but Mandrake probably has APM or ACPI in a kernel module someplace, eliminating the need for that.
yup, power management.
however, as long as your shutdown actually cuts power to everything, its ok to turn off the computer once it finishes its shutdown routine. my laptop won't work with 9.2's power management anymore, at all, so i shutdown in the terminal and then hit the power button when i am done.
shutdown -h now
has to be done as root tho. easier to avoid than deal with, methinks.
I had a similar problem in MDK 9.2 and 10.0 Community.
Mine was fixed in 10.0 by selecting a checkbox for ACPI somewhere in the Mandrake Control Center (boot?).
But I think the ability to do that so easily might relate to kernel 2.6 being "plug and play" (PnP) whereas 2.4 is not. Which is to say, this option might not be available in 9.2 which has 2.4 kernel. Take the advice of others on how to activate ACPI in 9.2; I have no experience with that.
Thank you all for your responses. Indeed, I did find Enable APCI in the boot section of Mandrake Control and clicked it.
Alas, it made no difference.
At a prompt I typed apmd and got back command not found. So I SU'd and tried again and got back
It appears that an instance of apmd is already running as process 1812.
If in reality no instance of apmd is running, remove /var/run/apmd.pid.
I looked at installed software and could not find a listing for apm, so I suppose it is present as another name or as part of something else. But it is apparently there, and running.
I checked out the links you suggested. TuxMobile told me about command dmesg which I ran as root and learned that ACPI was disabled because my BIOS was from 1999, and that I could enable it with acpi=force.
Added acpi=force to the lilo configuration using control center/DrakBoot/configure lilo/grub mode to add it in the append field to the values already there.
And now shutdown powers off the machine. All is good.
Thanks again for all your support, you led me to find the answer.
I have the same problem with a ECS Notebook laptop I have just bought.
at the end of the shutdown it just hangs.Until I can find out how to fix it I select reboot and when the reboot starts I press the power off switch.
Hope this helps
Two points. First of all, you can choose shut down, and after it has hung for several seconds (maybe 30), it is safe to just push the power switch and shut off the machine. In my case, I could hear the hard drive stop, but the case fan remained on.
Second, if you change your boot by adding acpi=force to the boot command, it may resolve your situation.
I gather from your posting that you are running SuSe with which I am not familiar, but there must be something similar to the Mandrake control center.
Here are some details of my adventure. In my case, the machine is almost six years old (see below for particulars) and the output from running dmesg (see post by aaa for link to tuxmobile) as root in a shell told me that acpi was disabled and could be enabled by adding "acpi=force".
In Mandrake control center, in DrakBoot, in lilo configure there is a place to append this command to the startup string. First I created a new "test" entry and used only that command.
Then on boot I selected my "test" boot and it came up with some error messages about devices being removed, which I ignored. (These devices were apparently handled by some other appended commands that are present in my default boot, but not in my "test" boot).
Anyway, the system shut down completely when I logged off so I added the acpi=force to the already existing commands in my default boot and now everything is cool, and the machine shuts down, clean and complete.
Hardware: Dell Dimension XPS R450 (Pentium II 450 Mhz) upgraded to a Pentium III Slot 1, 1Ghz cpu, with a BIOS upgrade when I installed Win2K; 384MB RAM; 80MB Western Digital ATA 100 on a Promise ATA 100 controller; and audio that is not yet working)
Sorry if I rambled on a bit here, but I did want you to know that I have solved the problem with acpi=force.