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have 2 hp pavilions (6736 & 6835) that don't fully shutdown. they shut down to the point off turning off the power and then just sets. i have to push the button on the tower to turn it off. feels like i back in windows 95 days!
i know i've seen a thread somewhere around, not sure if it's here on on the zenwalk community forums, but i can't find it again.
also, both of these computers get a video mode error on startup saying something along the lines of i have entered a bad paramater(?) i then get the option of seeing available video modes, which i don't have a clue as to what to enter, or wait 30 seconds. if i just hit the spacebar, they boot fine.
what's so tough about replying to whichever one you think you know how to fix? you simply type in something like "this is what you do to fix shutdown issue............ or, this is what video mode you need and this is how to edit whatever, etc..........
the video problem will probably be the harder to fix over these forums as i have the issue on 3 machines actually, and all 3 have different model monitors, which i'm sure probably has something to do with it and i at least need to know their specs most likely.
the shutdown issue is the on i'd really like to fix.
Last edited by missmoondog; 10-11-2006 at 08:18 PM.
...also, both of these computers get a video mode error on startup saying something along the lines of i have entered a bad paramater(?) i then get the option of seeing available video modes, which i don't have a clue as to what to enter, or wait 30 seconds. if i just hit the spacebar, they boot fine.
"You passed an undefined mode number" No, I don't know what it means either! As root you need to edit /etc/lilo.conf. Look for the section shown below. In my case the default setting was vga=normal but I had to comment that out and uncomment vga=791. But I had to try a few options before I got one that worked.
Make sure you run lilo -v after you make any changes to lilo.conf.
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
vga = 791
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# End LILO global section
[QUOTE=missmoondog]have 2 hp pavilions (6736 & 6835) that don't fully shutdown. they shut down to the point off turning off the power and then just sets. i have to push the button on the tower to turn it off.
If your computers will not power down, that means either the acpi daemon is not running, or your motherboards are not ACPI-compliant.
Hsve you already checked you haven't disabled the daemon from running?
I have an Asus P2B-DS mobo, the early versions of which had a bug preventing proper ACPI compliance. Because of this, they are on a 'black list' of mainboards which the kernel will not normally allow ACPI for.
The problem is that I have one of the last versions, which were fixed.
So everytime I install any version of Linux, I have to add the parameter 'acpi=force' as described in the thread.
If they shut down in Windows, then maybe you need to investigate the APM options.
where EXACTLY do the punctuation marks go and what type are they. i'm finding some posts have it like this: addappend = "acpi=force" and this addappend = "acpi=force " and this addappend = 'acpi=force' and this addappend = acpi=force' and this addappend = 'acpi=force'
would somebody make up my mind and type the crap the CORRECT way, please?!!
nevermind. got the answer on another forum. no marks go around the acpi=force
yay! it worked, wit the correct punctuation!
Last edited by missmoondog; 10-20-2006 at 04:23 AM.