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Re: power off on dell inspiron

On 25 Jun 2004, John Taber wrote:
> I've just installed Knoppix 3.4 with kernel 2.4.26. Now the power off is not
> working right - upon reaching "halted" screen blanks but the machine does not 
> shutdown and the screen reactives when return is pressed.
> Any ideas ?  (It shut off fine with Knoppix 3.3)

You are probably missing either APM or ACPI support in your current
kernel. Both of these are methods for the operating system to talk to
the hardware and tell it to turn off (among other power management

Without either, you end up with the kernel stopped and ready for the
power to go away, but no notice to the hardware to actually do so.

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