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Old 01-26-2002, 10:51 PM   #1
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No poweroff after kernel rebuild

Running RH 7.2 on an Asus A7V/Duron system. With the stock kernel a 'shutdown -h now' would poweroff the system after the shutdown was done. I built a new kernel using 2.4.17 sources. In the kernel config there is an option for apm, which is selected. However the system does not poweroff after a shutdown....

Don't really know what I should be looking for here... I've been through the kernel configuration a dozen times and can't see anything relevant.

I can reboot, select the old select kernel to boot (I have both kernel versions installed) and then 'shutdown -h now' *will* poweroff the system. It must be *something* in the kernel config!

Any help appreciated!

Old 01-26-2002, 11:09 PM   #2
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Try grepping your old config file for APM and comparing the settings to the one that you did.
Old 01-26-2002, 11:14 PM   #3
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Hmmm, good idea, but I don't have a .config file for the default kernel (2.4.7).

Unless there is a default .config in the 2.4.7 sources? I'll have to look....

Old 01-27-2002, 06:58 PM   #4
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Mine did same thing with upgrade from 6.2redhat to 7.1 .. now I use the poweroff command.
Old 01-27-2002, 09:39 PM   #5
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I had the same problem upgrading Mandrake from a 2.2.17 kernel to 2.4.16. Why can't these distributions include the .config for their stock kernels? It would make diagnosing these problems much easier. I still haven't figured out where I went wrong.


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