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Re: power off on shutdown doesn't work

AP> Linux kernel has a feature that enables a machine capable of turning
AP> the power off on it's own to do so with "shutdown -h.." or "poweroff"
AP> commands. I used to rely on this feature for shutting down my own and
AP> other machines remotely. I used to compile my own kernels but recently
AP> I switched to a pre-packaged 2.4.3 (woody package, back-ported to
AP> potato). Automatic power off on shutdown stopped working. Is there a
AP> reason that this useful feature is not enabled in the standard Debian
AP> kernels?

Just guessing. Maybe because it can cause problems for some computers
with buggy BIOS.

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