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Old 08-21-2001, 10:09 AM   #1
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powerdown on motherboards


i will buy a new motherboard soon. some motherboards say "power off by windows 95/98/2000/ME and switch". is this a board built only for windows, or does linux and windows behave similarly enough in this respect that the board doesnt care?
 
Old 08-21-2001, 11:35 AM   #2
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i think most boards act the same... but when i had redhat 6.2, when i shutdown, it would do a automatic poweroff.. now with redhat 7.1, it doesn't.. i truly don't know, and never thought of looking into it as thought i rarely need to shutdown my linux box anyways....
 
Old 08-21-2001, 11:51 AM   #3
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hmm that wasnt quite what i meant. i was trying to phrase a question more along the lines of "can motherboard manufacturers do to the motherboards what WinModem manufacturers did to the modem"... requiring win-only software to shut down the computer like winmodems require win-only software to use the modem.
EDIT: the board i saw this on was a no-name board somewhere in a store. were it a name brand board then i wouldnt have asked such a question... but it never hurst to be sure.

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Old 08-21-2001, 12:04 PM   #4
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oh i see what you mean now...
umm.. my theory is.. what doesn't say for windows 95/98/me/2k.... etc..
i think most likely no.. i have never heard of a motherboard acting solely on win software.. if it did that, then what would control it when there was no OS installed.
 
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'Poweroff by win9x' just means that it is an ATX compliant motherboard as opposed to older AT boards. This means that power is controlled by the board itself, and not by a simple switch on the back. linux has just as much ability to do that. That kind of terminology is just part of the way that PC=windows. SOOOO frustrating...'If you've got a PC, load Microsoft Word.....' ARGH!!!

And anyway, my Winmodem works like a charm on linux.

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Old 08-21-2001, 02:48 PM   #6
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i think most boards act the same... but when i had redhat 6.2, when i shutdown, it would do a automatic poweroff.. now with redhat 7.1, it doesn't.. i truly don't know, and never thought of looking into it as thought i rarely need to shutdown my linux box anyways....
I had to resort to apmd for anything with kernel 2.4.x on it. Not sure if this is a feature or a bug.
 
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RH71 worked fine i found, then I flashed my bios, and it didn't work, then i flashed it to a bios inbetween date-wise, and it worked again. Not quite sure what caused it, but i think it was the bios, rather than being incorrectly setup for the bios...

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