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Old 10-23-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Mepis freezes at shutdown


Hi,

I recently updated my kernel in mepis 6.0 passing from 2.6.15-26-386 to 2.6.15-27-686. While this solved my sound issues, I have now problems in shutting down my laptop. The problem is that after having written "power off" the system freezes and I have to complete the shutdown with the poweroff button of my laptop.

I already tried to shutdown from terminal with "poweroff -h now" but the result is the same. Somewhere I get the advice of removing splashy but again the system freezes at shutdown.

Is there anybody having a solution to that?
 
Old 10-23-2006, 11:28 AM   #2
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It is possible that the operating system is shutting down properly but not giving the proper signal to the power supply. This could happen if you are not using acpi.
Code:
root> ps ax | grep acpi
    8 ?              S<     0:00 [kacpid]
 2199 ?           Ss     0:00 /sbin/acpid
 2925 ?           S       0:00 hald-addon-acpi
31030 pts/0    R+     0:00 grep acp

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Old 10-23-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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i, on the other hand, get the occassional FREEZE, just whenever.

seems like MEPIS 6.0 doesnt like either my laptop, or the mouse, since that is when all the freezing occured... but to stay on topic, i have an IBM R52, and here is my grep : (it shutsdown just fine)

Code:
root#> ps ax | grep acpi
    9 ?        S<     0:00 [kacpid]
 3039 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
 3295 ?        S      0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-acpi
 3666 ?        S      0:00 /usr/sbin/powersaved -d -f /var/run/acpid.socket
 3810 ?        S<     0:00 [kacpid-work-0]
12905 pts/4    R+     0:00 grep acpi
 
Old 10-23-2006, 01:50 PM   #4
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Hu! That's a problem!
In effects I set "acpi=off" as boot option. Without that option I got a "kernel panic" when opening mepis, so I cannot work with acpi on.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 04:41 PM   #5
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It's not really a problem. You just have to use the power switch to manually turn the power off. The main thing is that the operating system shuts down normally to protect your data.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 12:45 PM   #6
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In any case I fixed that.

I added line "apm power_off=1" in /etc/modules and the system shuts down neatly.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:19 PM   #7
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Nice manners ,maybe you could fix that too Huh ?
 
Old 12-21-2006, 01:10 AM   #8
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@tytower:

Sorry I didn't understand your question, actually I'm not sure the question was addressed to me....
 
  


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