Hoary: Random shutdowns

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 22 07:59:34 UTC 2005

On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 11:32:34PM -0800, Steven Boothe wrote:

> Hello the list:
> I just installed "Kubuntu 5.04 "Hoary Hedgehog" Preview i386 Binary-1 last 
> night and installed it on an HP Pavilion zd7140 widescreen laptop. 
> Everything when fairly smoothly until it came time to login. Typically 
> within 20 seconds to two minutes from the time I get to the login screen 
> the system will shutdown just suddenly power completely off.
> I have tried setting acpi=off at boot time and this offers zero help.

This commonly indicates a faulty power supply.  Does it happen when you
run on battery, or on AC, or both?

 - mdz

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