Bug 80563 - DELL inspiron fails to shutdown
Summary: DELL inspiron fails to shutdown
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82123
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2002-12-27 22:34 UTC by Sammy
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:09 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:41 UTC

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Description Sammy 2002-12-27 22:34:07 UTC
Since I upgraded to latest rawhide kernels pp.11 and 2.4.20-2.2. 
Using shutdown system from kdm login screen, the system goes through 
normal shutdown and finally ends with "System halted" message. No errors 
and everything looks like before. 
When I hit the power off button on the Inspiron I get a bunch of cryptic 
messages which ends with oops Kernel panic! and something saying 
"trying to kill init". This is weird because everything is killed and shutdown 
already. Also, among the messages is a list of all the drivers that were 
loaded. Does this mean somehow the modules were not removed and 
the the System halted message is errenous? 
Only way I can than power off the system is to disconnect power cable 
and pull out the battery. 	If I then power on again the startup is normal 
i.e. no messages like "system was halted uncleanly" or something like that.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-27 23:58:58 UTC
does passing "acpi=off" to the kernel commandline ("a" in grub, or the vmlinuz
line in /boot/grub/grub.conf) fix this ?

Comment 2 Sammy 2002-12-28 13:56:43 UTC
Yes....I added acpi=off to the lilo append line and it fixed the problem. 

Comment 3 Sammy 2003-01-03 14:41:12 UTC
A question about acpi=off. Does this affect the usb/hotplug devices, because since 
I have done this my digital camera is not recognized. I had only a few packages 
updated since than, none seem crucial to this problem. 

Comment 4 Jeff Garzik 2003-01-17 21:39:41 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82123 ***

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:41 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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