Re: ISSUE: APM power off no longer works with 2.1

Doug Nazar (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 00:02:52 -0500

On Sat, 25 Jul 1998 22:37:45 +0200, Jean-Luc Fontaine wrote:

>[1.] APM power off no longer works with 2.1
>[2.] the computer (a PC based on a FIC PA-2012 ATX motherboard) fails to
>power off with 2.1 kernels (tested with 2.1.109 up to 2.1.111), whereas
>it used to work with 2.0.34. Of course, kernels were all compiled with

The kernel was modified to support both halting and powering down.
The old method modified the halt function to poweroff. The 2.1 kernels
offer both a halt and poweroff function. You need to have a version of
sysvinit which can handle this. I'm using version 2.72 here. You then
need to modify your shutdown script (on slackware its /etc/rc.d/rc.0)
to call either 'halt -p' or 'poweroff'.

Doug Nazar

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