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SubjectRe: halt does not shut the system down

On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, John Sigler wrote:

> John Sigler wrote:
>> Alexey Starikovskiy wrote:
>>> Could you please open bug at and put all these
>>> files there?
>> Writing 15361 (i.e. 0x3C01) to ACPI_REGISTER_PM1A_CONTROL appears to
>> hang my system in acpi_os_write_port(). What can I do about that?
> Another observation: if I connect a screen to the system's VGA port,
> when I call 'poweroff' the screen goes into power saving mode. This
> seems to indicate that the integrated video card is properly shut down.
> So the fans keep spinning, the LEDs keep shining, the LCD keeps
> displaying, but the video card is shut down?
> Might this help pinpoint the problem?
> Regards.
> -

Check the BIOS to see if the "Power Button" is configured to
shut the system down. Some BIOS configure APM to do what
the power button does!

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version on an i686 machine (5592.59 BogoMips).
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