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Author Topic: No halt - apm: bios not found  (Read 3237 times)
budulay
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« on: July 31, 2008, 08:12:56 pm »

Hi
I when I installed Vector on the second computer in our house(Dell Dimension XPS D333), I found that I couldn't completely halt the system:
when I do
Code:
shutdown -h now
from TUI or push the shut down button from X, that's what I receive:
Code:
...
[b]The system is going to Halt[/b]
apm: bios not found
md: stopping all md devices
Shutdown: hda
System halted.
and it stays this way whatever I do. The only way to completely halt the system - push the power button.
I found some simmilar issues here:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=3817.0
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=4795.0
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=5956.0
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=4294.0

here's what I tryed:
1)adding "apm=power-off" to lilo.conf append lines and then running lilo -v
2)adding "apm=on apm=power-off" to it.
3)adding "acpi=force " with and without "pci=noacpi " to it.

but nothing happened. still have no shutdown.

also interesting thing:
I have no bootsplash when I add "splash=silent" to append line and running lilo -v

Thanks in advance.
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budulay
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 08:00:40 pm »

searched http://www.linuxquestions.org and tryed out these:
Code:
root:# modprobe apm
FATAL: Error inserting apm (/lib/modules/2.6.22.14/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.ko): No such device

also people there quite frequently asked for outputs of "ps aux | grep acpi" and "ps aux | grep apm", so I'll include them here, too.
Code:
root:# ps aux | grep acpi
root      3971  0.0  0.5   2004   636 pts/0    R+   22:38   0:00 grep acpi
Code:
root:# ps aux | grep apm
root      3973  0.0  0.5   2004   640 pts/0    R+   22:39   0:00 grep apm
and also
Code:
root:# ps aux | grep apmd
root      4050  0.0  0.5   2004   636 pts/0    R+   23:00   0:00 grep apmd
Code:
root:# ps aux | grep acpid
root      4052  0.0  0.5   2008   640 pts/0    R+   23:00   0:00 grep acpid

also I am thinking about kernel and/or bios upgrade, if it could help.

one more thing:
in bios I turned off bios power management, because I have read it helped someone with similar problem. still have no result.
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