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Author Topic: Shut down pc  (Read 2408 times)


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Shut down pc
« on: September 18, 2007, 06:40:45 am »

Hi, I'm newbie on linux.
I had installed vector linux on MMX200MHz, 2.5GBHD, 144MBRam

With VL don't shut off(power Off) How can I fix this?
With Puppy everything ok

thanks and greetings


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Re: Shut down pc
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 06:43:55 am »

Not sure exactly what you mean...
Does it shut the system down and you can still head the fan going after the screen has gone blank? or
Are you unable to shut the system down?

In case your answer to the second question is true, try this
Open a terminal... su to root and issue
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shutdown -h now

If this doesn't help, give us more details about your situation and we'll try to figure it out...

How are you trying to shut it down?
Which version of VL? Release?


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Re: Shut down pc
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 07:41:26 am »

Oh! Always a trouble, auto-poweroff on shutdown. But a fixable problem :-D

I guess you'll need to experiment a little. Different computers have different settings. You'll want to append options to the kernel.

By setting acpi=force to the kernel, my computer gets auto-poweroff enabled, but looses access to the USB ports.
By appending pci=noacpi, I fix this. Everything works great now. So in grand total, I've put this in lilo.conf:
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append = "acpi=force pci=noacpi"
Note however that this may be different on your machine. Try to append the above one at a time, and watch what happens. Do you know how to append kernel options?