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Old 05-13-2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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absolute newb and need help

i just installed mandrake linux 10.1 on my computer.i have a couple questions and problems. when i go to shut down my computer it don't shut down all the way and i have to push the power button to turn it off. also how do i install the files that i get off the net. and just what are some other good websites taht will help me learn linux a lil better?
Old 05-13-2005, 10:08 PM   #2
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for the power-off issue you need to tell us wether your board uses APM or ACPI for power management...

as for the software question, mandrake in itself comes with most of what you'll ever need... just go into the package manager and select what you want and it'll install it for you... that's the easiest way...

of course there's a few sites where you can get some more software if you want/need to... for example:
Old 05-18-2005, 03:17 PM   #4
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i dont' know what kind of power thing my mother board runs off of.i do know that it is a asus p5p800 motherboard in there if that helps any.
Old 05-18-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
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that means you use acpi someone else who knows about madrake can tell you how to enable it
Old 05-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #6
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Try searching about enabling APCI, but if that doesn't resolve your problem, the next time you shutdown your computer hit (I think) F2 to go into verbose mode. See if there are any errors as it shuts down...and see if it makes it to "shutdown hda".
Old 05-18-2005, 11:16 PM   #7
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i have put into verbose mode and it gets to shutdown and then just stays there till i push the button to turn it off


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