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Re: shutdown problem : acpi_power_off freeze

Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 12:28:09PM +0100, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
>> Hello to all,
>> when I shutdown my computer it doesn't turn off but freeze with the 
>> message 'acpi_power_off called'.
>> However the shutdown was working before I re-config my ALSA sounds (via 
>> alsaconf) and indeed I have a vague remember reading something in the past 
>> like acpi has / have some problems with alsa which might block a complete 
>> shutdown like in my case.
> In order to pinpoint the problem you could remove the alsa modules 
> first.
> Regards,
> Andrei

Strange. I had exactly the same problem and I found out it was the intel
sound modules... So I wrote a simple /etc/init.d/ script which unloaded
them just before the shutdown.

The strange thing is that after a pretty recent kernel upgrade, I found
that that was fixed, so I deleted my  custom script. Are you using an
old kernel? (I am now using the 2.6.22-2-686).


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