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Doesn't seem to shutdown properly. I type power off it halts everything unmounts and then it just says 'System shutdown.' or 'Shutdown complete.' something like that anyway (I'll check tonight and post exact message. But it doesn't turn off like it did under redhat.
With a multi-processor kernel ACPI must be used not APM
I haven't tried to get ACPI because I only need a single
processor kernel It works for me. You'll either need to
a) look into acpi and disabling apmd.
b) dissabling multiprocessor support in the kernel options
c) turn off the power by hand
I hope that this was helpful
ccool: some motherboard are just bad and you will not be able to shutdown properly... however, try to enable Acpi alone or Apm alone. Apm will always be taked by default I think, so if you enable it and you motherboard does not support it, it will never use acpi unless you disable APM.
Location: Rome, Italy ; Novi Sad, Srbija; Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu / ITOS2008
You should not have both APM and ACPI enabled. If you dont have SMP, or a laptop, i suggest using APM. Recompile the kernel, this time including both APM and ACPI as modules, then first modprobe APM, and try to shutdown. If that doesn't work, then reboot, and insted load ACPI and try. If that doesn't work you'll have to recompile again. This time include APM to be built in the kernel, and play with APM options. This can involve a couple of kernel re-compiles, and get very annoying... in the end however, it usually works with only APM, or APM and "use real time bios call to power off"
Distribution: Customised Slackware64-14.1 with multilib
Here's a solution that works well for me on more recent Gigabyte (2001+) mobos:
Enable ACPI support:
Then add support for System, Processor and Button (Button is the one that does the poweroff). I compile these directly into the kernel.
On older machines that support APM and which have ATX power supplies I do:
Enable APM BIOS support:
Then enable real mode APM BIOS call to poweroff. I also compile these directly into the kernel.
Note that you have to pick ONE of these methods, it makes no sense trying to use both.