Re: system will not soft power down
> If you have apm in the kernel and acpi loaded from a module, apm might win
> and won't work if your BIOS doesn't support ACPI. Try turning apm=off in
> lilo.conf, and loading acpid and the acpi module.
> I'm not sure what the acpi module is called, or whether it comes with the
> default 2.4.18 Debian binary or requires compiling. Anyone else?
The motherboard said it supports both apm and acpi but had no obvious way of
enabling apm, so I enabled acpi, recompiled a kernel with acpi support, loaded
the acpid software and removed the apmd software and hey presto, it worked!
Thanks to you and all that responded with advice.
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