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Old 03-03-2004, 08:11 AM   #1
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shut down won't shut system down

I have RH 9 kernel 2.4.20-8 , shutdown now brings system to command prompt. ( can;t remember what it is like now, definitly not any user's prompt).
the harddisk still spins and heatsink still hot.
how do i make sure a shutdown now actually shut the system down ( power off)
Old 03-03-2004, 03:38 PM   #2
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shutdown -h now

poweroff is something which (i think) is set in BIOS
Old 03-03-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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What hardware are you using? I get the same thing on my debian box running an AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor. It's not old, but not exactly cutting edge either. Some hardware just refuses to shut down properly when told to do so from Linux. It sucks.
Old 03-03-2004, 06:05 PM   #4
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it powers off successfully from GUI however. my system is VIA EPIA mini-itx. it should be configured to power off from command line.


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