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On shutdown my Abit NF7-S M/B under Mandrake 9.2 does not actually power down. I hear the hard disk spin down to sleep or standby but I still have to hit the power switch to shut off the computer. Not a big deal really, but my machine is dual-boot and under WinXP it does power off. Why not in Linux? Anything I need to check? Larry Gagnon -- ******************************** to send direct email remove "fake"...

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    On shutdown my Abit NF7-S M/B under Mandrake 9.2 does not actually power
    down. I hear the hard disk spin down to sleep or standby but I still have
    to hit the power switch to shut off the computer. Not a big deal really,
    but my machine is dual-boot and under WinXP it does power off.

    Why not in Linux? Anything I need to check?

    Larry Gagnon
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    Larry Gagnon wrote:
     

    I'm assuming you're trying to shutdown from the command line; this should
    work: shutdown -h now
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    Best regards,
    --James Thayer

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    Hello

    Larry Gagnon (<com>) wrote:
     

    If your BIOS supports apm, make sure the apm module is loaded. If it is
    not loaded, do that (modprobe apm, lsmod) and try again.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

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    Andreas Janssen wrote: 
    >
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    > If your BIOS supports apm, make sure the apm module is loaded. If it is
    > not loaded, do that (modprobe apm, lsmod) and try again.[/ref]

    .... or acpi. Some PCs use acpi but support the older apm interfaces.
    Newer PCs forego apm support for acpi exclusively. You may have to pass
    something like acpi=on to the kernel at boot.

    Allen Guest

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    On 2004-01-04, Larry Gagnon <com> wrote: 

    As others have said, enable APM in your kernel config, make sure the
    module is loaded or it is compiled in, and check that in the config that
    you use "Real Mode to Power Off" (that's not quite the correct wording I
    think, but should be fairly close).


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    Allen Kistler wrote:

     

    Thanks...got acpi loaded and problem solved.

    Larry
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