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SubjectRe: Lockup with 2.4.9-ac10 on Athlon
On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, bill davidsen wrote:

> In article <Pine.LNX.4.33.0109100015360.22080-100000@terbidium.openservices.net> you write:
> | On Sun, 9 Sep 2001, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> |
> | > On Sun, 9 Sep 2001, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> | >
> | > I have solved the problem. It had to do with the setting of
> | > CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF. It has to be on in my case.
> | >
> | > Is there any time when this option _has_ to be off?
> |
> | Sigh. I apologize. This did _not_ work. Does anyone else have any hoops for me
> | to jump through?
>
> Look for BIOS updates. I have a BP6 (dual Celeron) system, and I am
> really disappointed that the only way I can power it down under software
> control is to boot to another o/s. You may be able to get a BIOS which
> works.

Well, I've updated the BIOS from 1007 to 1008, so we'll see if that helps.
Somebody else has reported the same problem though, so we'll see.

> Note: if you have SMP and the kernel insists on disabling power off
> (like it's not thread safe or something?) you can use "lilo -R" to boot
> a uni kernel and then shut down.

Nope. UP here all the way.

--
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ignacio@openservices.net>

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