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Re: [vox-tech] Unwanted ReBoot

--- Mike Simons <msimons@moria.simons-clan.com>
> On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 10:15:51AM -0700, Jim
> Angstadt wrote:
> > Until recently I was able to 'poweroff' a Red
> Hat
> > 8.0 box.
> > 
> > Now the poweroff results in a reboot.
> [...]
> > As processes are shut down, the machine hangs
> > after issuing the message 
> >    'Sending all processes the TERM signal'
> > 
> > I let it sit in that state for many minutes
> > before having to do a physical power off.
> Jim,
>   The "shutdown -Fr now" should not have
> changed anything... other than
> that single reboot.  the -F requested
> filesystem check on next boot and
> -r says you want to reboot instead of -h for
> halt.
>   I am guessing that there was a kernel upgrade
> between when it powered
> off and now that it doesn't... I say this
> because there is a option in
> the kernel configuration that controls if the
> machine will be powered
> off on halt or not.  If the machine is not set
> to halt, and you do a
> halt style shutdown it should "just sit there"
> waiting for you to power
> it off as you described.

Hi Mike,

My RH 7.2 box is that way.  I must do a physical
power off.  My RH 8.0 is NOT this way.

> ===
> Use real mode APM BIOS call to power off
>   Use real mode APM BIOS calls to switch off
> the computer. This is
>   a work-around for a number of buggy BIOSes.
> Switch this option on if
>   your computer crashes instead of powering off
> properly.
> ===
>   This will be buried somewhere in the APM
> menu.
>   If you are sure the kernel didn't change
> (please double check)... there
> may be other reasons your machine isn't
> powering off... so if you didn't
> change the kernel let us know.
>     Good Luck,
>       Mike

I'm going to expose more of my ignorance here:

The only kernel changes were months ago as I
tried to get gnome-pilot working.  There was a
procedure I followed that somehow enabled USB in
the kernel.

I got no errors from the procedure, but still
could not get gnome-pilot working.  That's where
I left it.

I believe that there were several 'normal' power
offs after that, and before the present unwanted


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