Annoying Dapper problem

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sat Sep 2 21:32:57 UTC 2006

On Sun, 03 Sep 2006 07:28:27 +1000
Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at> wrote:

> On Sat, 02 Sep 2006 16:50:02 -0400
> Frank McCormick <fmccormick at> wrote:
> > I submitted this as a bug a long time ago...but it never got resolved even
> > though it was accepted and others had the same and similar problems.
> > When I shut down my Hewlett Packard Vectra VL8 with a 450 mhz Pentium III, the

> > 
> I had this on an old Pentium 200 mmx . The machine showed "halt" but
> didn't power off. The solution was "apm"  which I think is a kernel
> module. Unfortunately I don't think it's present in the recent kernels
> like the Ubuntu 2.6.* series - ( trying to modprobe it here spits out the
> error that it doesn't exist ). I had Debian Woody with the venerable 2.4.18
> kernel at the time -

Same thing here . APM must be, whats the trendy word, deprecated.

 on the other hand, I seem to remember that Breezy
> *did* power the machine down - but I could be dreaming, and I can't check,
> since the old workhorse finally gave up and is now a collection of pieces
> minus the motherboard ;)

My Breezy did as well. Still does. It's on the other partition. My Only breezy
problem is some error messages shutting down, like ALSA shutdown errors.

> IIRC the replacement is in fact "acpi" as you discuss above, but I guess
> knowing that doesn't help...

Maybe time for a newer machine.



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