When shut down my laptop it doesnt turn off automatically. I have to press & hold the power button for aprox. 4 sec.
what can i do to fix this?
Try loading apm module, without it my computer does not turn off either
when i do:
FATAL: Module apm not found
also when i do:
apm or xapm
No APM support in kernel
No i didn't. I had a friend helping me
lol, that still doesn't answer my question; is it the ArchLinux stock kernel, or one that you (or your friend or somebody) compiled from source?
If its not the stock kernel, you may have to recompile with apm support added to the kernel. If its the stock kernel, then its probably some other problem.
it is a stock kernel. and recently updated
I used to have to pass "apm=power-off" to the kernel at boot, via appending it to a line in my grub config file. Sold that laptop though.
Maybe it will work for you too.
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I used to have a similar problem with my laptop. The problem was that ACPI was working fine, except when powering off. It just didn't.
The fix for me was to turn off the local APIC support in the kernel.
Hope this helps! You'll need to recompile the kernel to see if it's see same problem though, or I think you can append "noapic" or "disableapic" to your kernel line in your bootloader.