FC5, And FC6 won't shutdown completely

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 12 18:38:33 UTC 2007


On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 13:21 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Friday 12 January 2007 02:50, Tim wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 19:08 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > > The first line after the <snip> here shows "ACPI: Disabling ACPI
> > > support", and this (and I'm convinced after some updates to FC5) is
> > > the same for all kernels later than the 2.6.15 one.
> >
> > One of my PCs gets a message like that, because it considers the BIOS to
> > be too old.  Using acpi=force as a kernel parameter got that PC to work.
> 
> Hi Tim. Bingo!  That works, at least on the 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 kernel, that 
> I've tried it on up to now. I'll try it later on with the later kernels, but 
> on the face of it, the problem seems to be solved.
> 
> Many thanks.
> 
> Nigel.
> 
Well I am using 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 and acpi=force still does not allow
the machine to shut down. I never had any shutdown problems with the FC5
kernels so our problems must be different. But there is no doubt in my
mind it is a problem with the FC6 software. But what I still do not
know.
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