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Re: FC5, And FC6 won't shutdown completely



On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:47:49 -0600
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 02:07 -0800, 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 !
> > 
> Doesn't work on my machine either.

My experience is that SuSe doesn't have a problem shutting down.
At least FC5 & FC6 have a problem shutting down once I log in KDE or
GNOME.  If I don't log in or only use a console then power off works.
I had seen somewhere on the list and a bug that dbus is a culprit.

-pete



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