Bug 217883 - System hangs when shutting down
System hangs when shutting down
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Brian Brock
: 217884 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 427887
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Reported: 2006-11-30 11:29 EST by Zhu Wang
Modified: 2008-02-07 23:25 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-02-07 23:25:17 EST
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Description Zhu Wang 2006-11-30 11:29:16 EST
Description of problem:

On a HP Omnibook XE3 after I upgraded from
FC-4 to FC-6. When I selected "logout"-> "Turnoff computer", the system would
hang there after the following messages:

Halting system...
md: stopping all md devices
shutdown: hda
system halted
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC6 X86 fully upgraded from FC4

How reproducible:

Happens every time after I upgraded from FC4

Steps to Reproduce:
1.select "logout"
2.select Turnoff computer
Actual results:
Halting system...
md: stopping all md devices
shutdown: hda
system halted

then the system hangs and I have to manually press the power button to shut the

Expected results:

The system should proceed through its shut down process.
Additional info:
I have disabled acpi but it doesn't help. Also I tried to boot the system single
user (3), logged in as root
and executed "poweroff", the same problem. I had to shut the power button to
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2006-12-15 16:10:50 EST
*** Bug 217884 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jack Malmostoso 2006-12-30 08:38:25 EST
Hi there,

I have found a workaround for this "bug". I assume something has changed in the 
ACPI handling of machines with BIOSes older than 2000.
I have added "acpi=force" to my menu.lst and my old PIII550 on a BX440 
motherboard with a 1999 BIOS now shuts down correctly.

I suggest reassigning this bug to the package Grub (or even anaconda?) and the 
introduction of a patch that checks for the BIOS date and adds such a kernel 
argument on creation of the default menu.lst.

Thanks for your work!
Comment 3 Jon Stanley 2008-01-07 20:52:31 EST
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)


I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer

Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.

Thanks for using Fedora!
Comment 4 Jon Stanley 2008-02-07 23:25:17 EST
Per the previous comment in this bug, I am closing it as INSUFFICIENT_DATA,
since no information has been lodged for over 30 days.

Please re-open this bug or file a new one if you can provide the requested data,
and thanks for filing the original report!

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