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Old 11-16-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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shutdown doesn't powerdown

I'm a new linux user and I'm using MDK 9.2 with a gateway laptop. When I click the button to shutdown, mdk appears to shutdown but the power stays on and the fan keeps running. What can I do to solve this problem? If possible, give me baby steps please. Thanks!
Old 11-16-2003, 04:26 PM   #2
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This issue is caused by a conflict between APMACPI and your BIOS.

These 2 links may help.

Old 11-17-2003, 01:40 PM   #3
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When you enable apm, check the last line of the menu that appears, now my computer does magicly shut off by himself.


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