From: Fowler (fowler at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Fri 21 Jul 2000 - 18:00:56 IST
Noel Carroll wrote:
> Is anybody using Mandrake 7 having trouble getting Linux to power down the
> machine at shutdown? Normally I don't mind having to shut the machine off
> myself but I want to automate this under certain circumstances so I'd prefer
> if the machine just switched off. I'd put the problem down to the fact
> that the default distro kernel might have had APM support not configured.
> Turns out APM support is present in the kernel. RH6 and 6.1 and any kernels
> I used up to and including 2.2.12 I had no problem with. While I don't
> think there may be a problem in this regard with 2.2.14 either, it might be
> worth mentioning FYI. I don't think it is a BIOS problem as it worked
> before. I can't place the problem so I'm wondering if anyone has any
> ideas/previous experience of a situation like this.
You mean its rebooting on ctrl-alt-del?
replace the line in /etc/inittab that has the shutdown line
in it with "shutdown -h now" Theres a powerdown on shutdown option
in the kernel you need in the APM section aswell.
Oh and killall -HUP init afterwords
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