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taoweijia 03-03-2004 08:11 AM

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)

mikshaw 03-03-2004 03:38 PM

shutdown -h now

poweroff is something which (i think) is set in BIOS

alan8373 03-03-2004 03:40 PM

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.

taoweijia 03-03-2004 06:05 PM

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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