[SPAM] Re: linux xubuntu 6.1 computer
cody.somerville at gmail.com
Sat Jan 27 22:51:36 UTC 2007
You might take a peak at:
- and http://www.google.ca/search?q=ACPI%3A++Unable+to+locate+RSDP
Hope that helps,
Cody A.W. Somerville
On 1/27/07, Don and/or Mila Trombley <donmila at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Jack Bowling wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 12:40:43AM -0800, Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
> I am wondering if there is a built-in Linux Xubuntu shut down command
> sequence which would facilitate shutting down completely the Machine
> after closing My session, after a specified period of inactivity?
> Xubuntu "logs out, or Shuts down" without shutting down the Packard
> Bell Synera computer which has a Pentium 2 processor. . . I have to
> manually shut it down.
> Hi. As has been mentioned previously your machine is probably old enough
> that it uses the older APM instructions for power management. You can
> disable the newer ACPI at boot time. You have two options:
> 1) do a one-time edit of the kernel line from the GRUB menu at bootup
> 2) edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst and then reboot
> I think the first way is likely easier for you. Here is a summary of how
> to do this:
> 1) Reboot.
> 2) At the initial GRUB boot screen, hit <ESC> to get to the grub menu.
> 3) Move the cursor highlight to the GRUB entry for the kernel you want
> to boot.
> 4) Hit the "e" key to go into edit mode.
> 5) Move the cursor down to the line with the kernel= in it.
> 6) Add the following two options to the end of the kernel line:
> acpi=off pci=noacpi
> 7) Hit <return> after adding the options to get back to the grub menu.
> 8) Hit the "b" key to reboot your computer with your edited changes.
> If it shuts down properly now then you can add these options permanently
> to your /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
> Jack Bowling
> Prince George, BC
> Unfortunately, it does not respond to this instruction which you so
> kindly directed me to try. I get on Reboot:
> Computer Memory Checking mode, or, Computer diagnostics
> Starting Up.....
> 17179569.184000 ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP
> Then after a half minute:
> *Activating swap
> *Checking File system Etc. etc.
> After my session, when I go to Shut Down:
> System is shutting down, please wait ...
> [ 452.715654] System halted.
> - (flashing hyphen) And the computer is still running......
> At this point, in order to power down, I hit the Power Button.
> So, I guess that will have to be the way, when I go to use the machine for
> Xubuntu ...
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