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Old 02-17-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
MikeFoo1
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Shutdown problem....


Hi there,

I have a small problem.I am currently using shutdown -ah so bring the system down.And so it does, the only thing is that after:

Quote:
...........
all ide devices flushed ...
Power down.
the pc still keeps on working so i have push the power down to turn it off. How can i resolve this ?



PS i am running Slackware.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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You need to make sure you have apm installed or enabled.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.


That's what i have :

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apm -v
No APM support in kernel
I guess i have to compile a custom kernel ?!
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:54 PM   #4
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if apm doesn't work, your computer probably uses ACPI, and if ACPI is compiled and it doesn't work, check your "dmesg" (command) to see if ACPI is running.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:18 AM   #5
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Yes you need to compile the power management support in the kernel. I don't exactly remember the option in make xconfig, but I'll try to find out.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:44 AM   #6
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Problem solved ! Just needed to uncomment one line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules .


Thanks for the help guys :-) .
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:51 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by MikeFoo1
Problem solved ! Just needed to uncomment one line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules .


Thanks for the help guys :-) .
Please post which line you uncommented,
so that others searching will learn...
 
Old 03-06-2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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Yes, please

Post the line which should be uncommented to solve the power-down problem.
Got that problem in ubuntu distro.
Thanks in advance.
Regards.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:55 PM   #9
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Originally posted by d4d4n9
Yes, please :)

Post the line which should be uncommented to solve the power-down problem.
Got that problem in ubuntu distro.
Thanks in advance.
Regards.
It's probably this line
Code:
/sbin/modprobe apm
which enables APM, but I can't answer for him.
That is the only way I've gotten it to work in Slack.
It doesn't work at all for me with ACPI -- only APM.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 07:04 PM   #10
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i got acpi working by appending this to the boot:

acpi=force
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:02 PM   #11
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I got the same problem in Suse, but I'll surely try and solve it with this now.

What does apm stand for?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:15 PM   #12
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"man apm"
Code:
apm - query Advanced Power Management (APM) BIOS
 
  


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