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Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:02 am

Hi,

I have got a Mandriva 10.2 client sitting here and orignally when I first installed it, it would:

a. Just log out when pressing ctrl, alt, backspace
b. when turned off, would turn off, to dead

Now I made a stupid mistake, which concerned me deleting a link that linked to the whole /bin area......so I reinstalled. Now I have problems because:

a. when I press ctrl alt backspace, it just turns the computer of no shutdown or anything just off...
b. When I do shut it down correctly it hangs with 'power down' in the console until I press the off button.

Is there something I haven't installed? and if so what?

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RE: Computer turning off

Postby A-Wing » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:10 am

Sounds like the APM daemon is running a bit screwy (if at all). I'm not a Mandrake/driva fan and haven't used it in a long time so I couldn't say exactly where its gone wrong
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby M-Saunders » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:12 am

A) Maybe X is freezing? Try the normal shutdown methods via your desktop/WM (killing X isn't the cleanest way).

B) This often means your kernel doesn't have APM or ACPI support.

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RE: Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:15 am

I have just installed apmd, it said it was for laptops, but I'll give anything a go.
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:16 am

About B

This is what I found strange as its the same computer, the same disk, the same everything, except I re-installed?!?
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby A-Wing » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:21 am

It didn't install an SMP kernel did it? Or at least a different one. I'm not sure what Mandriva uses but if it is 2.6.9 based I would reccomend an upgrade as that has known APM problems which are fixed by 2.6.10.
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:21 am

Ok, I didn't have ACPI or ACPId, installed so I will have a check now to see if this helps!
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:30 am

That didn't work either, A-Wing, I have the 2.6.11-6 kernel.

I still don't understand why it worked and then just stopped!!!
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby A-Wing » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:32 am

OK, last thing I can think of without physically seeing your PC. Have the BIOS setting been reset / is the battery low?
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:33 am

I'll have a look, but saying that when I look at the status of both acpi an acpid arn't running, and won't let me start them :?
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby A-Wing » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:38 am

Check dmesg or /var/log/messages when trying to start ACPI, it may well say that it can't interface to it or something similar. I know you are not alone in this problem and from what I see in the Mandriva forums it is all down to ACPI.
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:53 pm

Sorted but this has got to be silly....basically I gave up with it for a while and thought I would go mess around with the bootsplash, went into MDKCC and once you choose your bootsplash there is a question with a box that says run apci at startup. I ticked it and it now works......crazy!!....its been a long day!
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:04 pm

Ah, I didn't think to ask about that as I assumed that was on, can't remember if it usually is be default :)
It certainly has been a long day here, boss has gone to silverstone, general admin guy (deals with customer billing / domains) is moving house, so it leave me (systems guy, 50 Linux servers) to do the job of 3 people. Plus I am running our sister web design company as both staff are on honeymoon. On top of this I'm gettin married next Saturday so sorting out last minute stuff for that. Chaos reigns :)
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby A-Wing » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:07 pm

Hmm...not sure how I was logged out there, but that post was me :)
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RE: Computer turning off

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:09 pm

I thought it was :D
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