Laptop shutdown problem - Mandriva 2007.0 System freezes after "Shutdown" or "halt"
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:51 AM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:57 AM
No point in being pessimistic, it wouldn't work anyway
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:24 PM
Or maybe older machines require apm packages instead.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:30 PM
The package(s) are already installed
acpi is installed. What is apm, and how to try it?
By the way, Mandriva 2009 also contains acpi, but with it the laptop halts normally.
This post has been edited by nik_123: 01 December 2009 - 09:31 PM
Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:18 PM
It might not be the same issue, but I also found that if I installed other distros, it was working fine, just Mandy was a problem. I did have a bug open for it ages ago, but then I solved it when flashing the BIOS.
What you can try to do to see if you do have similar problem to me, is open a console window, su to root privileges, and then type:
and see if it shuts down correctly? halt wouldn't work for me, but poweroff would.
Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:01 AM
so that acpi was disabled, and apm would power the machine off. It didn't always work for me though, but I found that the problem was due to the halt command, because poweroff would work for me everytime. Sadly, it meant I'd have to keep opening a console window as root to do it.