Halt not working

Joseph Rice ricejm01 at holmes.ipfw.edu
Tue Feb 10 18:25:21 UTC 2004

I do have had the same problem.  I use init 0 instead of halt.  you can just set up an alias for halt 
alias halt='init 0' 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerrit <gerrit at nl.linux.org>
To: Alberto Molteni <alberto_molteni at yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 19:40:55 +0100
Subject: Re: Halt not working

Alberto Molteni wrote:
>    When I try to halt the machine I see all the apps
> shutting down OK (except the mouse services, but I've
> read that's quite normal) and then... nothing happens!
> It gets as far as to:
> Flushing ide devices: hda hdb
> Power down.
> or something like that. And then the computer hangs,
> and I can just press the restart button. Rebooting
> works (except a few occasional hangs on "Unmounting
> file systems", but that doesn't bother me much).
> Is there something wrong with the OS? Or is it
> something to do with the BIOS or the ATX supply?

You need to configure APM, Advanced Power Management, but some hardware
is unable to do that.


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