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Author Topic: shutdown hang fix: acpi=force  (Read 2036 times)

nubcnubdo

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shutdown hang fix: acpi=force
« on: July 30, 2007, 08:08:08 pm »
If you know that your computer will have shutdown issues, one possible solution is to add "acpi=force" as an extra boot parameter when prompted towards the end of installation of VL 5.8 Std. This action inserts appends in the lilo.conf file.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2007, 08:06:42 pm by nubcnubdo »

Tigerwolf

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Re: shutdown hang fix: acpi=force
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 02:26:37 pm »
If you know that your computer will have shutdown issues, one possible solution is to add "acpi=force"

There is also a kernel default parameter set in VL:  CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF 

This is supposed to work around some buggy bioses and it is enabled as default in VL.   However, I found the default setting *prevented* full shutdown on my hardware.   A shutdown would turn off the hard drive motor, then sit without  powering down the machine.  Recompiling with this set to 'off' allowed full power down.
=^_^=  Tigerwolf

Running: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard   12-16-2006