Bug 7541 - After shutting down scrolling hex numbers
Summary: After shutting down scrolling hex numbers
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5872
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-12-03 14:52 UTC by Steven Tardonia
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-17 21:06:06 UTC

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Description Steven Tardonia 1999-12-03 14:52:59 UTC
After shutting down by typing "sync" and then "init 0 or shutdown -h now"
towards the end I get tons of hex numbers scrolling by my screen then
finally comes to a halt. Then when I press ctrl + alt delete it finally
says, "stopped all md devices" and then reboots. I have tried multiple
installs with different configurations. I have shut down daemons etc. etc.
trying to figure out what is causing the problem. I have reformatted the
hard drive several times. Scandisked it it has no hardware errors although
I believe this is a software issue. I am using a WD 4.0 EIDE gig hd with
no other OS's on it.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-03 21:35:59 UTC
What processor and motherboard chipset are you using?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-06 17:00:59 UTC
It's most likely oopsing when trying to power off
the computer. To work around this, remove the '-p' from
the last line of /etc/rc.d/init.d/halt.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-17 21:06:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5872 ***

Comment 4 marty 2000-02-08 16:50:59 UTC
Another report of this bug, removing '-p' from the halt script did not help.

Motherboard:  Gigabyte GA586AX F2
CPU:  AMD K6-3/400
BIOS:  Award 4.51PG
Video card:  Diamond Viper AGP V550 8MB  1.95e4904
Hard drive:  Western Digital 20 Gb 7200 RPM EIDE WD205BA
Network card:  Intel Etherexpress Pro+ pci 10/100

Customer shuts down with 'shutdown -h now'. Process hangs at 'Power Down' output
line. The only way out is to Ctrl+Alt+Del, which prints "Stopping all md
devices" then reboots.

Turned off all APM features in BIOS, booted with apm=off as boot parameter.
Still same behavior.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-08 17:04:59 UTC
Um, if it hangs after power off, that means it did what
it's supposed to, especially if APM power off is turned

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