ubuntu doesn't shut down

renaaj at optonline.net renaaj at optonline.net
Sun Oct 30 03:40:50 UTC 2005

> I was concerned by the thought that Ubuntu "renders the power button
> useless".  So I wanted to clear that up.
> There are two types of power management.  One is ACPI and the 
> other is
> APM.  (And PMU also, but only on Apple.)
> http://tuxmobil.org/apm_linux.html
> Which one you need depends on which laptop you have.  My Compaq N800c
> uses ACPI.  With Ubuntu (Hoary) it shuts down gracefully.  And 
> gives me
> a battery status indicator in the top panel.  Doesn't hibernate, 
> though.
> What kind of laptop are you installing Ubuntu on?  And are you using
> Hoary or Breezy?
> Ed
> - --
> Ed 

I'm using breezy. and a toshiba m55-s329.  Shouldn't ubuntu be able to detect the type of power management tho?  well...for a future release that is. :)

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