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Re: problematic poweroff on shutdown [Fwd:]

On 2012-01-03, Don Juan <donjuansjiz@gmail.com> wrote:
> you could always do alt+sysrq REISUB that's a gentler way to shut down

No, I couldn't, because the system is halted and there's no magic left.

This machine, an Acer X1430 running debian squeeze with a 2.6.32-5-amd64
kernel, always shuts down properly but periodically fails to power off. 

> If its a nvidia or ati card you could have the dreaded issues of
> xorg-server not playing nicely. I just recently had to pin xorg-server
> in sid to be able to cleanly shutdown and reboot again. There are a
> bunch of bugs open in regards to nvidia and ati and most are in relation
> to xorg-server.
I have an ATI card.

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