On Jan 26, 2007, at 4:04 PM, Joe Vender wrote:
On Friday 26 January 2007 17:41, Tore Lund wrote:

You issue the command "shutdown -p now". This should work with any BIOS
that has apm or acpi, as far as I know.

I've tried that, but it didn't power off, just got to the halted step. What about issuing the "Shutdown computer" from KDE logout? Shouldn't it power off
the computer?

The GUI commands within KDE are going to invoke the command-line shutdown command with the appropriate arguments. What may be going on is that your old hardware only supports the older form of power management/shutdown mechanism, called APM, rather than the newer APCI. You might find that reading "man 4 apm" and "man acpi" will give you some hints on debugging the issue. It might help to try updating your machines BIOS, or to recompile a kernel with ACPI disabled but the older APM enabled, and see whether that gets you somewhere.

The fact that you can shutdown within Linux suggests that your hardware does have the capability, so it's just a matter of figuring out what's different. Note that you might find that trying to run FreeBSD 4.11 to be informative, as the defaults for that older version might correspond with your hardware better, although, 4.11 is at the end of it's supported lifespan...


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