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Old 04-30-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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Computer wont really turn off... just "Power Down"

I've just recompiled my kernel and I've said YES to APM.
But now my computer wont shutdown when I do:
shutdown -h now
My computer is a Dell X200 (Laptop)
and running Slackware

BTW. My sound doesnt work either. When using XMMS, mp3's look like they are playing cause the equilizer is moving. But no sound????

Old 04-30-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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Are you running apmd? Just because the kernel supports APM doesn't mean it's getting any messages concerning APM. The userspace to kernelspace communication has to occur, and that's facilitated by apmd. Read the man page on how to set up apmd.
If you are already running apmd, either the configuration is not correct or your hardware doesn't support APM. It might support ACPI, though.
Old 04-30-2003, 10:40 AM   #3
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Does a poweroff work?

Did you check your volume for sound? And the permissions haven't changed or are ok on the /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer devices?
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Make sure you have the sound card set up right, and the volume is not at zero tell XMMS to use master instead of PCM and see if that helps. When you said yes to APM, did you also say yess to "Use real mode BIOS call to power off the computer" That normally fixes it.
Old 04-30-2003, 02:45 PM   #5
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Well use lsmod to check if the apm module is loaded. If it is unload it using rmmod! Load the module using ismod apm power_off=1 and try shutdown -h now

If this works (like it should), all you need to do is change your module configuration - like /etc/modules in Debian :-)


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