power off

John dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Sun Sep 19 14:48:55 UTC 2004

Marko Aavik wrote:

>Great distro with one problem. 
>I have Dell Latitude C610 laptop and Ubuntu fails to power it off.
>Last message is "acpi power off called" or something, and then i have
>to turn it off manually.
>thanks for any help...

Have you verified that ACPI is actually working? Check for relevant 
kernel messages.

On my test desktop machine I must specify 'acpi=force' at boot-time, and 
then it can turn the power off.

I've not yet tried pressing the power button while it's running:-)

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