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A little more information would be helpful. So shutdown -h now doesn't work? What happens when you issue that command? I have an aging Plll running Slackware 12.1 and to get it to fully shutdown I need to modify lilo.conf and add acpi=force.
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0 acpi=force"
boot = /dev/hda
When i use shutdown -h now it comes to an finishing line that says System halted.
Is that allright? Can i power off my machine then?
hitest, what do you mean with "fully shutdown"? You mean it have to go power off by its own?
*sorry for my bad english
Yes. You can power down then when it says system halted. If you want it to shut off completely when you issue shutdown -h now you can try to add acpi=force to /etc/lilo.conf with a text editor (see my code above). For example:
# nano etc/lilo.conf
When you make your changes make sure to run lilo to update lilo.conf.
Distribution: slackware64 13.37 and -current, Dragonfly BSD
Dont know how old that is but maybe its using apm rather than acpi? Is there an apm kernel append line?
From the /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/kernel/apm.c kernel source file :
* See Documentation/Config.help for the configuration options.
* Various options can be changed at boot time as follows:
* (We allow underscores for compatibility with the modules code)
* apm=on/off enable/disable APM
* [no-]allow[-_]ints allow interrupts during BIOS calls
* [no-]broken[-_]psr BIOS has a broken GetPowerStatus call
* [no-]realmode[-_]power[-_]off switch to real mode before
* powering off
* [no-]debug log some debugging messages
* [no-]power[-_]off power off on shutdown
* [no-]smp Use apm even on an SMP box
* bounce[-_]interval=<n> number of ticks to ignore suspend
* idle[-_]threshold=<n> System idle percentage above which to
* make APM BIOS idle calls. Set it to
* 100 to disable.
* idle[-_]period=<n> Period (in 1/100s of a second) over
* which the idle percentage is
I've tried mucking about with these but some older boxes (as in PII's) refuse to powerdown for me.