Bug 19318 - "shutdown -h" fails to power off system on Thinkpad 570 Laptop
"shutdown -h" fails to power off system on Thinkpad 570 Laptop
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-10-18 10:12 EDT by spector
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:16 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-18 10:12:07 EDT
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Description spector 2000-10-18 10:12:05 EDT
After installing RH7 (and upgrading with all of currently available fixes
from RH) "shutdown -h" will  shutdown the system all the way except
powering the system down.   I.e., I will get "the system is halted" message
and then the system just sits.  I have to use the laptop's power button to
actually power the system off.

Interestingly, if I invoke "poweroff" (instead of shutdown) the system will
shutdown *AND* power off.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-19 02:29:02 EDT
The behavior was changed, so that halt halts while
poweroff powers off.

This was done to be

a) more logical
b) actually make it possible to halt without powering off
   (before you couldn't do this.)

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