[lug] ACPI and power off

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 21:20:28 MDT 2007

On 8/26/07, D. Stimits <stimits at comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm looking at a motherboard that supports BIOS setting of ACPI version
> 1, 2, or 3. Is one more appropriate than another for a modern distro,
> e.g., FC7? I'm asking because I'm trying to get a machine to actually
> power down when told to halt, but under all 3 settings, stock kernel for
> FC7, it is still leaving power on. I'm thinking that a long time ago,
> there was a file in /etc/ that could be set to tell it power off and not
> just halt state. Anyone know what is required for power off to work?

Don't know about Fedora. All the RHEL4/5 systems poweroff our (fairly
modern) PCs with no problems and no tinkering with any files.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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