Last night something started happening on shutdown that I have not seen in
Vector SOHO 5.8 since I installed it: when I shut it down it got to a point in
the text scrolling by where it said, "power down," and stopped there instead
of turning the machine off as usual.
The oddest thing is that the power button did nothing. I ended up having
to remove the battery.
I have been fiddling with the suspend and standby settings in power control,
so I tried resetting it back to the defaults there. But the behavior continues.
It's not a huge deal, but I would like to learn how to control that aspect of
the shutdown sequence, and also I'd like to learn why it has started behaving
PCLinuxOS used to do this on my pc (not this Acer Aspire 5610z laptop) and
I never did learn how to cause the shutdown sequence to automatically turn
off the machine.
Help would be appreciated.