Halting the computer

Simon Comeau Martel martelsc at videotron.ca
Mon Aug 19 10:08:35 PDT 2002


I recompiled my kernel enabling everyting under APM, but my computer still not power off completly.  The only change is that now, my hard drives are stoped wen I try to halt my computer...  Any idea?

On Fri, 9 Aug 2002 23:07:28 +1200
Simon Geard <delgarde at ihug.co.nz> wrote:

> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> > On August 8, 2002 12:48 pm, Simon Comeau Martel wrote:
> > > Whit Redhat, wen I used the "halt -p" command, the computer turned
> > > of totally.  But with LFS, every programs are killed and it end with
> > > a message like "System halted" (or someting like that...)  What have
> > > I to change for a total shutdown?
> > 
> > Enable APM (advanced power management) in the kernel. This feature
> > will also enable the ability to power off the computer by the kernel.
> 
> You might also need to enable an option under APM to the effect of "use
> real mode BIOS calls to poweroff", depending on your machine. If simply
> enabling APM doesn't work, you may also need to enable that option.
> 
> Oh, and if you choose APM as a module rather than compiled into the
> kernel, you need to make sure it gets loaded - I've added a "modprobe
> apm" line to /etc/rc.d/init.d/halt, just before the call to /sbin/halt.
> 
> Simon.
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