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Description of problem:
Unless I boot with acpi=off , then shutting down from GNOME desktop does not
turn off the power, and manually pressing the power button gets an Oops. This
is a Dell Inspiron 4000 notebook laptop (19 months old).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install Phoebe: workstation, graphic login. Fix "no screens" problem
with firstboot because Horiz/Vert frequencies for display panel not detected.
2. Login as normal user (not root). Shutdown from GNOME desktop.
3. Manually press Power button when "Power down." message appears but system
does not turn off power like under RHL8.0.
Actual Results: [Manually transcribed using keyboard+editor on another system.]
flushing ide devices: hda hdc
## But power is not turned off automatically; so: press Power button.
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000518
*pde = 00000000
maestro3 ac97_codec soundcore ide-cd cdrom r128 agpgart parport_pc lp parport
autofs 3c59x ipt_REJEC
T iptable_filter ip_tables nls_iso8859-1 nls_cp437 vfat fa
EIP: 0060:[<c011f855>] Not tainted
EIP is at sys_wait4 [kernel] 0x2f5 (2.4.20-2.2)
eax: 00000000 ebx: 00000000 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00000004
esi: c52ae000 edi: c7fb0000 ebp: bffff46c esp: c7fb1f80
ds: 0068 es: 0068 ss: 0068
Process init (pid: 1, tackpage=c7fb1000)
Stack: ffffffff 00000001 c52ae000 00000001 00000000 c7fb0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 c7fb0000 c7fb0160 c7fb0160 c7f00000 00000000 ffffffff bffff44c
c01096ff ffffffff bffff46c 00000001 00000000 ffffffff bffff44c 00000072
Call Trace: [<c01096ff>] system_call [kernel] 0x33 (0xc7fb1fc0))
Code: 8b b9 18 05 00 00 85 ff 0f 84 84 00 00 00 b8 00 e0 ff ff 8b
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
[Now the CapsLock and ScrollLock LEDs are flashing slowly and irregularly, like
Morse code; but it's too hard for me to read.
Also, the Power button does not work! The only way to turn off the machine is
to unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery.]
Expected Results: Power turned off automatically by shutting down from GNOME
Booting with "acpi=off" fixes the problem: Then shutting down from GNOME
desktop turns off the power as the last operation.
Neither /usr/sbin/dmidecode nor /usr/sbin/acpidmp are installed, so I could not
run them as requested in RELEASE-NOTES. "locate" could not find any "dmidecode"
nor any "acpidmp" anywhere [updatedb was run].
Created attachment 88908 [details]
output from acpidmp
Created attachment 88909 [details]
output from dmidecode
I would like to add that this issue is reproducable on my Dell Inspiron 2500
with the latest BIOS from Dell as well.
This looks like a duplicate of bug 80330
The oops output is just slightly different between the two. Causes are just the
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82123 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.