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Old 03-16-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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CentOS 4.2 shutdown on laptop


I have decided to install one linux distribuition to start learning linux.

i installed centos 4.2 because is the one used on the hosting company where my sites are stored.

didnīt have a problem installing but when i send the message shutdown or press the button on the laptop he shutsdown correctly but.. he restarts again and starts mounting and everything else until it shows the login message.

i have an acer ferrari 3000 and already looked on BIOS for some option to prevent this from hapenning.

do any of you have any idea why this is happenning?

thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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What shutdown message are you sending? It seems like somehow you are rebooting instead of halting the system.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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thanks for replying.

i am really shuting down. even on KDE i click on shutdown and not on reboot but the result is the same

i think that it should have something to do with wakeup on laptops?!?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
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or how it manages battery?!?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:48 PM   #5
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I have just done a google search and it seems like CentOS 4.x and RHEL 4.x had a problem with acpi. Apparently if the laptop is working from the batteries it will shutdown properly. I am not sure if there is a fix but maybe try to upgrade your system.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 02:37 PM   #6
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thanks reddazz!

i unplugged the cable and made a shutdown and it really turned off. weird.

how can i update my system? can you give the url where you found that information?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 02:43 PM   #7
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If using CentOS you can update your system by switching to root on the command line and doing
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#yum upgrade
The url where I got the info is on the centos mailinglist.
 
  


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