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Old 01-22-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy shutdown problem

i use KDE on redhat 9. The prob is my system doesn't get shutdown cleanly when i select shutdown from logout menu. After the entire shutdown procedure it shows message "Power down" but power never gets down. i have to externally switch it off. whats the problem here?? pls help. Thanx in advance.
Old 01-22-2005, 10:54 AM   #2
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Are you sure that either ACPI or APM is running. I believe that one of these is necissary to shut off the power supply (also, you need a power supply that supports it, so if it's too old, you may be out of luck).
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Try uncommenting the line " /sbin/modprobe/apm " in " /etc/rc/d/rc.modules " Then reboot and try shutting down again.
Old 01-23-2005, 12:59 PM   #4
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Thanx for yr help. Prob solved.
Old 01-26-2005, 01:04 AM   #5
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Urgent Pls. Help

I have a similar problem.
I have enabled apmd in my machine.
When I say
shutdown -h now
The machine shuts down.
It doesn't get switched off.

I checked for the /etc/rc/d/rc.modules (such file is not there nor there is /etc/rc in /etc)

Also I did /sbin/modprobe apm
It says Can't locate module apm

Also adding the line apm=power-off
hangs the machine while booting. I had put it this way append="root=LABEL=/, apm=power-off"

But at startup of the machine apmd gets loaded. Something amazing to me.

Please comment. Its very urgent.

Thanks to all

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