I can't reboot or shutdown

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Fri Sep 24 16:55:39 UTC 2004

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 01:21:34PM +0200, Soren Hauberg wrote:

> Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my old'n'crappy laptop (it's a IBM 
> thinkpad 240, 300Mhz Celeron). Allmost everything works, except I can't 
> shutdown or reboot. If I try to shutdown everything works except the 
> machine doesn't power off and I have to do that manualy (I hate holding 
> the power button for three seconds) and if I reboot the machine hangs 
> once it get to the actual rebooting.

Try 'modprobe apm' and see if that helps.

 - mdz

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