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SubjectRe: Shutdown and power off on a multi-processor machine

I had the same problems, and the only way i could have a poweroff at
shutdown was to pass the apm=power-off option to the kernel at boot time.
(e.g. in lilo.conf, have a append="apm=power-off" line.)

Hope that helps,
Balazs Pozsar.

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Jordan Breeding wrote:

> I too am having trouble powering off and rebooting an SMP machine. It
> is a Tyan Tiger 230. I have tried to report this a few times with
> little to no response. The last kernel that worked for me in this
> respect was 2.4.6-ac2. I have tried linus' and alan's kernels both with
> no success. I have tried configuring all kernel with APM soft-power
> off, real-mode power off (I enable power-off even though the rest of APM
> is broken on SMP), ACPI (multiple setups), and nothing at all. None of
> these kernel/configuration combos allow me to shutdown or reboot my
> machine. I would like to be able to and I know the board still works
> because Windows 2000/XP (even though I hate using them) both manage to
> shutdown/reboot the machine properly. I have everything I can think of
> copiled in statically instead of as modules and also have PNPBIOS enable
> in the kernel and the BIOS. Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Jordan
>
> Shawn McGovern wrote:
> >
> > I have a need for a headless machine to power off at the end of shutdown,
> > but cannot get it to work for smp kernels. I tried 2.2.14, and 2.4.9,
> > built with smp and apm. If there is a way to make this work, I would
> > really appreciate any advice. If it cannot be done I would sure like to
> > know that too, so I can stop banging my head on this particular wall.
> > Please send responses to me directly as I am not on this list. TIA.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Shawn
> >
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