Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69128
(BIOS APM)"poweroff" command causes apparent crash
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to halt the machine using the "poweroff" command, it seems to act
mostly like the "halt" command, but right after the message comes up telling me
that hda (my hard drive) has been flushed, error messages scroll onto the screen
faster than I can read them, and keep scrolling indefinitely. They look perhaps
like kernel error messages.
The "halt" command works properly. Right before the "System halted" message
comes on screen comes a message telling me that hda (hard drive) and hdb
(CD-ROM) have been flushed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.53-2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "poweroff".
2. Press the Enter key.
Actual Results: Unending flow of cryptic error messages
Expected Results: Machine should have powered off or at least halted.
Motherboard: iWill KA266plus
Hard drive: Quantum FireballP LM20.5
CD-ROM: Pioneer ATAPI Model DR-A04S 0105
My motherboard has an onboard USB controller. I have a USB scanner attached to
it, an Epson Perfection 636U.
Also, if I shut down using the GNOME2 logout dialog (from my GARNOME setup), I
get the same results as when I type "poweroff". (To shut down from GNOME2, bring
up the logout dialog, check the "Shut Down" option, and then click the "Ok" button.)
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