The problem is that when i type $halt as root the system goes down, console writes out: Power Off, Power Down but strangely enough i have to turn the computer off manually.
What setting is responsible for thic "half shutdown" behaviour???
Really. This is the last issue i have with arch. How to force it to Power Down completely???
Every time i $shutdown -h now or $halt or $init 0 my computer is still turned on and i have to push the Power button..
try acpi=force on startup and then when you don't have trouble
add this to your lilo or grub bootmanager
You have to enable acpi support at kernel load
if you use gru just add
at the end of the line where you load the kernel
For lilo you should use (not 100% sure)
If it does not work probably you need to enable some compability option for your motherboard, there should be some topics in the forum about that.
Always try to search in the forum, most of the question already have an answer, like this one
I edited grub.lst and added acpi=on acpi=power-off at the end of the kernel line and i get following error when i trz to load arch:
Error 11: Unrecognized device string
How to remove the changes from grub.lst without being able to log into command line..
Ps. I am writing this post from another machine.
on grub prompt
to edit the commands that are passed to it
then use 'b' to boot
i thought of adding this to the line first
without change the menu.lst
i don't think acpi=on will work if your bios is older than 2000/2001
there you should use acpi=force
Thank you very much tpowa
acpi=force works like charm...moving along..