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Bug 505268 - shutting down Fedora 11 leaves my system in an unusable state
shutting down Fedora 11 leaves my system in an unusable state
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-06-11 05:22 EDT by Derkjan de Haan
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:53:28 EDT
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2009-06-11 05:22 EDT, Derkjan de Haan
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Description Derkjan de Haan 2009-06-11 05:22:23 EDT
Created attachment 347361 [details]
Dmesg output

Description of problem:

After shutting down F11, I am unable to boot again unless I cut the power and remove the battery. System is a Toshiba laptop: Satellite Pro 2100.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Linux #1 SMP Wed May 27 17:28:22 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot F11
2. shutdown (it doesn't happen with a reboot)
3. try to boot
Actual results:

System won't start at all, i.e. no screen, no drives come up, no fans start. Only the power led blinks yellow.

Expected results:

System boot

Additional info:

This also happens with a stock 2.6.29 kernel.
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2009-06-13 16:38:45 EDT
Is the latest available BIOS for that machine installed?

The machine may be confused about its power state. You could try holding down the power button for about 7 seconds, then releasing it and trying to turn on the machine normally.
Comment 2 Derkjan de Haan 2009-06-15 03:06:58 EDT
Bios version 1.40 is installed, which is the latest bios available.

I have tried holding the power button for 10+s, but this doesn't have any effect.

After shutting down, the power/battery led status is perfectly normal, until I try to boot. It's only then that the power led starts to blink yellow.

I am now seeing a sequence here in the blinking pattern:
1 short
2 long
3 short
4 short
5 short
6 short
7 long 
8 long

I have also tried disabling ACPI by booting with the kernel parameter acpi=off. That way the machine won't power off after shutdown, but I am able to boot again without cutting the power & removing the battery.

With F10, I had no problems of this sort.
Comment 3 superstas 2010-03-13 18:10:50 EST
I have a similar problem on my Acer 5930g since F11 (also occurring on F12)
when i shut down or reboot the system it shuts down but the laptop remains powered (the screen is black but the fans and led lights are on) and i have to but the power manually and pull out the battery. This does not happen always but on 3 shut-downs/restarts 2 end up in this strange state.
This does not occur when running windows so it`s not a hardware issue.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 10:46:08 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 11 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 11.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
'version' of '11'.

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to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 11's end of life.

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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:53:28 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

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