Shut down (on a laptop)

Scott James Remnant scott at
Sun Aug 22 08:41:37 CDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-08-21 at 17:39 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-08-21 at 17:01 +0100, Jenny Blower wrote:
> > i've been using warty on a laptop, and when i'm shutting the machine
> > down i'm now just getting a blank screen, instead of the 'blurb' i
> > used to get.. this is great, except for one small thing.. the mahcine
> > itself doesn't actually turn off automatically, so i'm having to guess
> > as to when it's finished!
> This is probably actually a bug - the machine should shut itself down
> automatically. Discussion on the ACPI mailing list suggests that having
> CONFIG_RTC enabled in the kernel breaks shutdown - CONFIG_GEN_RTC should
> give the same functionality without any problems. Is there anyone who
> can test this?
You'd have to remove the code the refuses to load ACPI if the BIOS is
older than 2000 first :-)

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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