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Old 01-31-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
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Power Down...but I want it done auto

Mandrake 9, very new user.

I am just getting going here...I am dual booting Mandrake and W98 se. I am in Mandrake and want to shut down. It goes through the routine and then says it is ok to power down. But I have to hold the power button in for 5 secs. to have it shut down and then it has to check for lost clusters when it boots back up.

So when I hit shut down, I want it to shut the whole thing down, not me have to turn off the power button.

I saw a post either here or another site and I can't find it.

Old 01-31-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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try typing :
modprobe apm
as root, and then
shutdown -h now
and see if it works ... .if it does then add
modprobe apm
to a startup script.
Old 01-31-2004, 10:56 PM   #3
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that's right, and if modrpobe apm doesnt work, you will have to compile it into your kernel for compiling a kernel, then try again, cheers


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