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Bug 80525 - System doesn't power down
Summary: System doesn't power down
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82123
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-27 16:44 UTC by Jos Vos
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:38 UTC

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Description Jos Vos 2002-12-27 16:44:37 UTC
Description of problem:
When doing a "poweroff", the system doesn't physically power off. After the
power down message, nothing happens. But: when I *then* do CTRL-ALT-DEL, I get
the "md" message for the 2nd time, then the really powers down (fans are
stopping) and after that it immediately starts again!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.4.20-2.2

Supermicro P45BE mainboard, Intel 845 chipset. This is a new system, so it might
be due to some BIOS option, but I installed systems of the same type many times
with RH 7.3 and RH 8.0 and never saw this behaviour.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-27 16:48:26 UTC
does it help if you add "acpi=off" to the kernel commandline ("a" key in grub,
or the vmlinuz line in /boot/grub/grub.conf) ?

Comment 2 Jos Vos 2002-12-27 16:58:18 UTC
Yep, with acpi=off it properly powers off...

Comment 3 John J. Germs 2003-01-01 03:07:15 UTC
Same thing here. PC will not power off.
acpi=off does not work for me however.

APM has never shut this board down in the past though.

SOYO Dragon mobo

Comment 4 Gerald Teschl 2003-01-04 12:28:52 UTC
Similar problem here on a sony vaio.

When I type "poweroff" I'll get a kernel panic at the end and the oops
messges will scroll by in an infinite loop. Turning of acpi this does
not happen. Morover, this also does not happen with a stock 2.4.20 kernel +
latest acpi patch.

Comment 5 Michael Wardle 2003-01-12 22:34:48 UTC
Is this a duplicate of bug 80360?

Comment 6 Jos Vos 2003-01-12 22:43:11 UTC
Seems to be a duplicate of 80360, yes.

Comment 7 Jeff Garzik 2003-01-17 21:57:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82123 ***

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:38 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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