<<On Wed, 29 Aug 2001 19:58:59 -0700, Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:

>  - I pushed the power button, and my system shut down cleanly!

> Yes.  ACPI brings some useful new features. 8)

FSVO ``useful''.  It's a real PITA to have to physically unplug the
machine when the kernel is wedged rather than have the power button
turn off the power.  (The machine in question does not have a reset
switch.)  As a sometime developer, I may well have a reason to power
the system off without performing any kind of shutdown.


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