Re: Power down
Andrei Popescu wrote:
acpi=force works! I first tried removing apmd, deleting apm in
/etc/modules and adding acpi there. I also installed acpid and so on,
but the machine complained of fatal errors, etc. So I uninstalled acpid,
deleted acpi in /etc/modules and left just acpi=force in menu.lst -- and
On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:02:58 +0000
"Elmer E. Dow" <email@example.com> wrote:
Vincent Smeets wrote:
I've read that acpi=force works with 2.4 kernels but not 2.6 like mine.
What kernel are you using?
I have an old (1999) computer too. dmesg showed that the kernel does
find my ACPI but doesn't use it because my bios is too old. It says
something like "... bios too old (1999 < 2001)". I now use the kernel
parameter "acpi=force" and now the kernel is using my ACPI. Poweroff
does now realy switch the power off!
If you look at your dmesg it suggests just that, enabling it. It can't hurt to try
Also, power management is enabled in the bios. Is that correct or is it
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So now I'm wondering how this works without the acpi module or having
acpi compiled into the kernel. Does forcing acpi just makes it use the
power management in the bios?
Thanks, gentlemen, for your kind assistance.