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Re: Intel SE7500 CW2 and RedHat 8.0



On Fri, 2003-01-31 at 22:52, Frank NXrvig wrote:
> We've recently bought 2 new servers with following specifications:
> Motherboard: Intel SE7500 CW2
> CPU: 2 x Intel Pentium 4 Xeon 2,4 CPUs
> 
> There's no problem installing RedHat 8.0 when excluding APM/ACPI
> (these seems to cause some boot-problems?!) but when doing a shutdown
> -h or shutdown -r the system stalls. 
> 
> As far as I can see the system stalls excactly when RH is sending a
> signal to the BIOS to shutdown or reboot, but it happens after the
> log-deamon has been shutdown so I cant seem to trace what causes the
> problem.
> 
> Has anyone here experienced this problem or has any suggestions on how
> I could make it work?
AFAIK its not really a problem.  I assume its 'stalling' after the
message 'Power down' or 'system halted'?  My guess is because you've
turned off APM _and_ ACPI RH can't tell the computer to switch off, so
it just goes in the old windows state 'its now safe to turn off your
computer'.  You need at least one of these to do things shutdown and
power save functions.  If you're going to spend time on it, I recommend
ACPI because I think its intended to replace APM.
-- 
Iain Buchanan <iain nospam pcorp com au>
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