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Old 10-13-2005, 03:35 AM   #1
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Shutdown problem system halted suse 10.0


My installation works just fine but there is one annoying thing.
When i shutdown my computer it freezes when it starts umounting things.

it says:

proc umounted
The system will be halted immedietly

Then it just stops there and it doesnt shutdown!
I have to hold my powerbutton for 7 seconds to get it to shut down.
Can anyone help me with this.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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Hello!

I think it has to do something with the bios settings.

Greetings
 
Old 10-14-2005, 04:30 AM   #3
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Could be, ill try that.
The weird thing is that rebooting works, but at shutdown the system halts and dont shut the computer off...
 
Old 10-14-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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Probably an acpi problem - what kernel are you using ???.
As a workaround, try "poweroff" instead of shutdown - worked for me when I saw this issue.

Fixed in 2.6.12.3 I think.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:23 AM   #5
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Ok, im pretty new to linux, dont really know what kernel i use...
I use the Log off -> shutdown button in gnome...

Any suggestions for that?
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:31 AM   #6
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Ahhhhh - sorry. My post was generic, not Suse specific - I never managed to get it installed.
I never use run levels that take me to graphical login - easy to do, but I'll not try and get you to screw with your install.
Other (Suse) users may have some advice there.

As for kernel level - open a terminal, and issue the following command
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uname -r
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Old 10-14-2005, 05:53 AM   #7
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Thought this over some more - found an old Ubuntu install I could test on. stork, you may want to try the following. Won't harm your system, and isn't permanent.
When you want to try a poweroff, from your Gnome environment hit
Code:
<Alt>-<Ctrl>-<BkSp>
i.e., all 3 keys at once. This will kill X.
Hopefully will drop you to a console - you may have to login; I did with Ubuntu.
Try a poweroff from there - may need to be "sudo poweroff". Just to see if it works - I'm not suggesting you do this all the time. But obviously you can if you want - if it works.
Let us know how it goes.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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Well i could kill the x-server but "sudo poweroff" or "poweroff" didn't work...

The weird thing is that when the system says i will be halted and is supposed to shutdown, the computer fan stops, but i can still write with my keyboard at the empty line...

My computer is a IBM Thinkpad T21 laptop, mabye that has something to do with it?

Any other suggestions?
 
Old 10-16-2005, 06:13 AM   #9
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I had the same problem and I still don't know why or what went wrong. When I did a re-install everything went fine.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 09:34 AM   #10
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I have tryed re-installing but the same thing happend anyway...
 
Old 10-16-2005, 04:01 PM   #11
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Stork, I dont shutdown too often so it was a while before i noticed this. I have an IBM A21m. Shutdown goes along until some point it cant find something i.e. in red ....missing, but doesn't say what. to be clear, im talking about the sys dialog- shutting down network............done, etc. aswell this happens after syslog has stopped.

it may be an ACPI thing in boot log i noticed this

ibm_acpi: IBM ThinkPad ACPI Extras v0.11
Oct 15 17:30:48 Paranoid kernel: ibm_acpi: http://ibm-acpi.sf.net/
Oct 15 17:30:48 Paranoid kernel: ACPI-0077: *** Warning: No context for object [d7fd6280]
Oct 15 17:30:48 Paranoid kernel: ibm_acpi: dock device not present
this is new in this release, and seeing it's happened only to us TP users...
 
Old 10-17-2005, 02:49 AM   #12
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Ok, there are drivers here: http://ibm-acpi.sf.net/
Think it may solve my problem if i install them?
Are they not included in the suse 10 dvd?

Im new to linux so i really dont know how to install things manually, can anyone help me with that?
 
Old 10-17-2005, 03:11 AM   #13
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The drivers were already installed...

Still this is annoying, no ohter suggestions?
Any thinkpad experts out there?
 
Old 11-12-2005, 10:39 AM   #14
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This is a kernel problem. The older Thinkpads have a problem with their BIOS. To solvie it you have to recompile the kernel and set the option in
Power Management Options > APM Bios Support > "Use real mode APM Bios call to power off" to YES. After recompiling the kernel it should work.
 
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Oh, I forgot... Does anyone here know how to generate rpm's from the kernel sources?
(I want to change this option the SUSE People didn't set to yes and I have to install Suse 10.0 one mor than one thinkpad...
 
  


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