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Description of problem:
When I shut down my laptop (either from Gnome, or "shutdown -h now"),
it shuts down, but then when I close the lid, it immediately starts up
again. This just started happening when I upgraded from FC2 to FC3.
I don't know that it's a kernel problem, but I'm not sure what other
component could cause this, though it seems likely that ACPI is involved.
If I shut down then press the "lid closed" button with my finger, it
powers up. So it's definitely the "lid closed" button that is doing it.
But I'm certain that it's not a hardware fault, because when I boot
Windows XP then shut down, the "lid closed" button does NOT cause a
I've tried the 2.6.9-1.678 and 2.6.9-1.681 update kernels, and they
exhibit the same problem.
I tried resetting BIOS settings to factory default, but that didn't
help. I tried disabling the "suspend on close" BIOS setting, but that
didn't help either.
The laptop is a Fujitsu Lifebook P2040, which uses an 800 MHz
Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 CPU. Fujitsu does not provide any BIOS
upgrades for this laptop, but I'm pretty sure it's not a BIOS problem
since it only has this problem after booting FC3, and not after
booting FC2 or Windows XP.
In order to close the laptop without it powering up, I now have to
shut it down, pull the batteries, close the lid, then reinsert the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /sbin/shutdown -h now
2. close lid or press "lid closed" switch with finger
Actual Results: computer powers up
Expected Results: computer should stay powered down
Someone else had an almost identical problem, except that for him it
only happens if external power is applied, while for mine that doesn't
matter. It's in this thread, under the subject "another problem", and
later in the thread there's a comment "2.6.9, ACPI bug, reboot on
shutdown" with a link to a patch that is claimed to fix it, but which
I haven't yet tried.
The comment links to this bug at OSDL.org:
However, the description of that bug does not match what I'm
experiencing, because they apparently have the computer power up when
they shutdown, without closing the lid. Still, I'll give the patch a try.
I've verified that David Shaohua's patch of 21-Nov-2004 fixes the
problem with my Fujitsu Lifebook. Can you please add it to the next
Fedora Core 3 update kernel?
The problem seems to be fixed in kernel-2.6.10-1.737_FC3.