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Re: FC5, And FC6 won't shutdown completely



On Thursday 11 January 2007 10:07, elk dolk wrote:
> Rick Stevens <rstevens vitalstream com> wrote: From: Rick Stevens
> <rstevens vitalstream com>
>
>  On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 22:13 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > Both myself, and Aaron Konstram are having problems with the complete
> > shutdown of our machines. I am running FC5, and since some updates to
> > FC5, kernels later than the original kernel installed from the CDROM
> > refuse to shutdown cmpletely. The shutdown messages reach "power off"
> > then nothing, and you have to press, and hold the start button on the PC
> > to switch the machine off. When shutdown reaches the power off stage, I
> > hear the harddrives spin down, but the machine is still active.
> >
> > these ar the kernels on my FC5:
> > 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5  (this one shutsdown ok)
> > but all of these refuse to shutdown completely:
> > 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
> > 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5
> > 2.6.18-1.2200_FC5
> > 2.6.18-1.2239_FC5
> > and
> > 2.6.18-1.2257_FC5
> >
> > I have been googling, and found suggestions to use "lapic" . I'm not sure
> > how to use it. I tried at the grub prompt for the kernel, using "lapic",
> > or lapic=on" (without the double quotes) , but no success.
> >
> > Anyone have any suggestion how to use lapic, or even if this might solve
> > the problem?
>
> All you need to do is append "lapic" to the kernel line in grub:
>
>  kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
>  quiet lapic
>
> (all on one line).  That may not solve your issue.  You may need to use
> "noapic" instead:
>
>  kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
>  quiet noapic
>
>
> My box has the same problem but appending lapic or noapic does not solve
> the problem !
>
I know of one box that required 'noapic nolapic'.  It seems to be trial and 
error for this sort of problem.

Anne

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