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bclem 06-23-2003 05:16 AM

Red Hat shutdown problem
As a linux newbie I have installed Red Hat ver8 and at shutdown I do not get a powerdown automatically or a notice to switch off. What I get is the message: "Code: Bad EIP value". I have now installed Red Hat ver9 but still have the same problem (was just hoping it would correct the problem!).
Would appreciate help with this.
Basil Clements

cropcircle 06-28-2003 06:33 PM

Is the APM service running? What do the following commands say :

"/sbin/chkconfig --list |grep -i apm"

"dmesg |grep -i apm"

bclem 07-02-2003 05:40 AM

Hi cropcircle
First command says:
" grep: invalid max count"

Second command says:
"apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16)"


cropcircle 07-02-2003 06:40 PM

What happens if you boot Red Hat Linux 9 (by appending some options to the Linux kernel in the GRUB boot menu) with the following options :

(see :


This command changes how the suspend service is handled (and may be necessary for some laptops).


This command disables APM (Advanced Power Management). It useful because some BIOSes have buggy power management (APM) and tend to crash.


This command makes Red Hat Linux shutdown (power off) the system by default. It is useful for SMP systems that do not shutdown by default.


Some BIOSes crash when trying to shutdown (power off) the machine. This command changes the method of how this is done from the Windows NT way to the Windows 95 way.

bclem 07-14-2003 04:52 AM

Have entered the Options suggested in the boot menu but still get " Code: Bad EIP value" at end of shutdown.

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