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Old 01-20-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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n00b shutdown problem


Ok, I'm a n00b, but I thought I could at least shut down. I did a minimal install of slack 10 with a geeky friend, and we got it going. When I went to shut down, it finishes the usuall process, then says "Power Down"

At that point it just stalls out, I think this is because I used the kernel without ACPI. What do you guys think about that.

Interestingly enough, the syustem WILL reboot, just not fully power off. Thanks for any help you can give a tru n00b. -Bill
 
Old 01-20-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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I think it's telling you to do that, rather than getting stuck doing that itself.

Though I could be wrong.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 12:37 PM   #3
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in the file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. you need to uncomment the line that says something like "/sbin/modprobe apm". next time you reboot, it will have advance power management started. for your current session you can simply type "modprobe apm" from the command line and it'll power down automatically.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 01:45 AM   #4
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Yes. At that point, it's telling you the equivelant of windows' "It is now safe to shut down your computer."

You need acpi or apm for it to shut off by itself.

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Old 02-06-2005, 11:30 AM   #5
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Originally posted by drisay
in the file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. you need to uncomment the line that says something like "/sbin/modprobe apm". next time you reboot, it will have advance power management started. for your current session you can simply type "modprobe apm" from the command line and it'll power down automatically.
I was having the same problem, thanks a million for that drisay!
 
  


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