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Bug 2003 - Default kernels without "Power off on halt" support
Summary: Default kernels without "Power off on halt" support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-05 18:23 UTC by james.baum
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-05 19:33:52 UTC

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Description james.baum 1999-04-05 18:23:39 UTC
The default kernels do not support "Power off on halt".
This can be found under APM (Advanced Power Management) in
the kernel config menus.
Most modern PC's use ATX power supplies, which support this
feature nicely. Even though APM is mainly laptop-oriented,
I can think of no reason not to have this in the default
kernels. Worst case an AT power supply will ignore the
poweroff message(?), and possible error messages would occur
on non-conformant machines.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-05 19:33:59 UTC
this has been changed in the kernels shipped with 5.9.x.

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