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Re: "Turn off" Process

On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 10:11:35AM -0300, Henrique Rennó wrote:
> Hello!!!
> I've installed Debian Sarge 3.1 in my laptop (Acer Aspire 3002LCI) and
> every time I give the halt command the system starts going down
> without showing information on the screen (it turns black) until I
> hear a sound that I think it's the hard disk stopping working then I
> turn off the computer because it does not turn off by itself.
You might need to change the apm or acpi settings in the boot loader.

> My doubts are how I could configure Debian to show the proper messages
> of services being stopped and things like that when turning off the
> system and how the computer could be turned off by itself after
> everything has been finished (is there something with APM???).

If you give the halt or shutdown command from X, the messages are sent 
to tty7 or whichever virtual terminal was active at the time of the 
command.  To see these messages, you can switch to a text console 
(ctrl-alt-(F1-F6)) before shutting down, or press alt-F7 after the 
graphic display stops.

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