x86_64 rawhide: Poweroff just shuts down

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Fri Nov 19 14:41:30 UTC 2010

On Fri, 19.11.10 10:05, Horst H. von Brand (vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl) wrote:

> Try as I may, for some time now I can't get my machines to poweroff. I've
> got 3 machines affected: A Toshiba Satellite Pro U400, a Samsung N210
> netbook and a white box old dual-core AMD64 (that one has an idiotic BIOS
> that sometimes doesn't shutdown/poweroff properly, but now it is completely
> consistent).
> Here on the Toshiba I've looked more closely into the issue: If I run
> poweroff (from the Gnome menu or by hand as root) the machine shuts down
> (sort of): CapsLock still toggles the LED (even on an USB keyboard), I can
> alt-F? to change ttys (even over USB), but there is no other reaction to
> keypresses. No HDD activity indication, nothing. I have to press the power
> switch a long time (a short press initiates soft shutdown, no reaction to
> that) to poweroff. Nothing relevant shows up in /var/log/messages.
> Only out of the ordinary configuration I can think of is that /usr is a
> separate partition (really LVM2 volume).

See my comments on the bug you filed:


The bug is actually in NEEDINFO state. 


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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