I have a wierd problem with Arch linux. Doing "shutdown -h now" only gets me to a "power off" message then I have to manually turn off the computer--then after the computer is off for 5-10 minutes it turns back on. I have to actually unplug it to keep it off.
I am using a custom compiled 2.6.5 kernel with a Dell dimension v400 pentium II. The same problem happened when I installed arch with 2.4 kernel--yet it hasn't happened with any other distro that I have tried with this hardware (redhat, gentoo, vector, debian) what is the problem??
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Is ACPI enabled in the new kernel? I had the same problem whenever I used a kernel that either didn't support ACPI, or didn't have it turned on. Of course, if your board doesn't support it, ACPI may need to be turned off.
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To hacve the computer turn off automatically add this to you grub where you load the kernel
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/di ............ acpi=on acpi=power-off
For the other problem I try to guess.....
Do you have an onboard network card? If yes try to check you bios if the computer has to wakeup on netwrok signal.
Adding this to grub:
(hd0,0)/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/di ............ acpi=on acpi=power-off
did not work..
I recompiled the Kernel with no acpi support and now the computer will stay off (don't need to unplug it anymore), but I still have to press the power button to shut it off (no big deal). Also I was having a problem where the network card would not work after a soft reboot, now it does
thanks for the help
Look in the bios for acpi related options, perhaps you'll find something interesting. You can also try poweroff instead of shutdown, that worked for me once. You need either acpi or apm support to poweroff the computer (both isn't a good idea).