Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77291
General protection error on shutdown after flushing IDE devices and power down.
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Shutdown from gnome gui or terminal.
Actual Results: power down.
general protection fault: f000
ide-cd cdrom sb sb_lib uart401 sound soundcore mousedev input autofs iptable_f
EIP: 0050:[<000000bc>] Not Tainted
EIP is at Using Versions  0xbb (2.4.18-17.8.0)
after this there are other numbers followed by Code: Bad EIP value.
Expected Results: computer turned off completely
that's actually a bios that is oopsing
can you send me the output of the dmidecode program so I can mark this bios as
broken for this feature?
(dmidecode is in the kernel-utils rpm package)
How do I run the dmidecode.c program? I have made a couple of attempts, and I
don't believe I am getting any information that you would want. I would
appreciate you help with this, so I can get the quirk ironed out. THANKS!!
ehm why do you have a .c one ?
(the kernel-utils rpm should provide a binary for it too, and you need to run it
as root, eg
dmidecode > file
and then attach "file" to this bug)
I'm getting a
bash: dmidecode: command not found
could the RPM not have installed correctly?
Created attachment 83744 [details]
Is there a work around/solution for the oopsing or is it something that will
happen forever. The BIOS is currently the most up to date that Hewlett Packard
has to offer. I appreciate your help!
you can add "apm=off" to the vmlinuz line in /boot/grub/grub.conf
THANKS!! That has eliminated the EIP error. The screen now just stops at
Power Down. Does that mean my only option at this point is just to push the
power button? Thanks for your help!
unfortionatly yes. The "oops" you saw was when the kernel was trying to use the
APM method to power down the machine. This didn't work (eg it oopsed) so
disabling APM means the kernel WON'T try to power it down, which in turn means
you have to do it yourself ;(
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