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Old 05-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.1 - halt problem


I am facing a strange problem since upgrading to 12.1 from 12.0 . Earlier when I would do a halt, it would power off the PC. But after I upgraded, it has stopped doing that. It simply stops at 'System had been halted' . So far I have tried 'modprobe apm' ( and verified using lsmod that it is actually loaded ) , shutdown -h and poweroff - but nothing has worked for me so far

Any clues as to what I might be missing ? - thanks
 
Old 05-08-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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yes, i'm having the same problem. being a newbie i',m sorry i can't help.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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Perhaps this applies to you:


From Changes and Hints.txt:

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If you have an older machine (with a BIOS released prior to 2001) and it will not power off on shutdown, try adding this to your kernel's lilo stanza:

append = "acpi=force"
Brian
 
Old 05-08-2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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Perhaps this applies to you:


From Changes and Hints.txt:



Brian
Tried this from the boot prompt first - and it works like a charm. Will put it in lilo.conf now - THANK YOU very much Brian, for the tip.

-Rohit
 
Old 05-09-2008, 06:06 AM   #5
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yes, i had read the changes and hints text previously,but somehow i'm not placing the acpi addition in the right place or in the right format. maybe
my bios is just a little to old. thanks
 
Old 05-09-2008, 08:02 AM   #6
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Try it here:
Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0 acpi=force"
boot = /dev/hda
lba32
# Boot BMP Image.
*snip*
 
Old 05-09-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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thanks general failure, but it still will not work in this format. i'll can learn to live with it, thanks.

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Old 05-09-2008, 09:57 AM   #8
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thanks general failure, but it still will not work in this format. i can learn to live with it, thanks.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 10:01 AM   #9
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thanks general failure, but it still will not work in this format. i can learn to live with it, thanks.
That format works for me on my ancient Plll 667 MHz IBM. Did you update lilo after editing lilo.conf?
 
Old 05-09-2008, 10:12 AM   #10
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hitest, that was the problem. sorry, i forgot to run lilo. thanks everyone.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 01:40 PM   #11
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hitest, that was the problem. sorry, i forgot to run lilo. thanks everyone.
No need to apologize:-) I'm glad you got it working:-)
 
Old 05-10-2008, 03:31 AM   #12
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I have the same Problem, but my Bios is only from 2007 ? I have a asrock Mainboard with a crossfire chipset socket AM2 , so I think this fix shouldn't apply on my pc...
Anyway, I will try it later and then report back
 
Old 06-13-2008, 11:26 PM   #13
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Thanks! I had the same problem and the lilo trick fixed it for me as well.

I don't know why someone thought this only affects pre-2001 bioses. Mine is nowhere near that old. But come to think of it 2001 was probably the last time I saw a Windows box have this problem
 
  


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