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eponymous 10-07-2004 12:47 PM

Problems withtoshiba laptop
Hi, ive just bought a Toshiba Satellite A60-672 laptop, with an intel celeron processor 2.8GHZ, ATI RADEON 7000 IGP etc.
Ive just installed both winodws and Mandrake 10.1 on it, and when i switch on, i can boot into both using lilo graphical without any problems.
However when it comes to restarting or halting the system, from within mandrake there is problems.
When i try to resart it gets past the boot down section, the bit where it says "sending all devices term and kill signal", and appears to be about to reboot or halt. But instead the power remains on and the screen stays blank. I cannot for the life of me work out why it is doing this.
I can restart and reboot in windows without any problems, its just when im in mandrake.
The only way i can get it to boot is to switch it off then on again.
Infact , the way it shuts down reminds me of the old way computers shut down where you had to power off, i.e it would not do it automatically. Vut this does not explain why it will not reboot.
How can i fix this?
Thanks in advance for any help.

busbarn 10-07-2004 01:10 PM

I've had that same issue with my old toshiba satellite. I'm pretty sure that it's a power management issue. You need to find out whether you need to enable acpi or apm. I'm unsure as to which works with what systems, but it's a place to start. Also, check your bios to see if power management is enabled.

You can also load up with a knoppix disk, and see if it will shutdown correctly from that. If so, load it up again and then check what power modules are loaded, kernel settings, etc.

eponymous 10-07-2004 04:28 PM

i know that the name of my bios is ACPI BIOS version 1.50, but there is no mention of power management in the bios. :S

busbarn 10-07-2004 04:44 PM

Then you probably have to enable acpi in your kernel.

eponymous 10-07-2004 04:51 PM

I got it to work when i enabled APM on my mandrake machine, but its not working now, musnt have saved my settings

eponymous 10-07-2004 05:04 PM

found the problem, its only when i enable ACPI in the mandrake boot section of the control centre, that i get the problem, using just APM works fine :) thanks for your help

busbarn 10-07-2004 05:06 PM

Cool--I'm glad you found it! Congrats!

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