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my slackware[9.0] does not shut the computer off after I bring it to a halt. I have to shut off the power manually. my other Os's[Win ME, Win98] use to ...
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    power down


    my slackware[9.0] does not shut the computer off after I bring it to a halt. I have to shut off the power manually. my other Os's[Win ME, Win98] use to do this but slackware does not.

    How can I make it shut off the power automatically????

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    you're right, it should shut the PC down.

    Try typing "shutdown -h now" and see if it does.


    have fun


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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerderello
    you're right, it should shut the PC down.
    Try typing "shutdown -h now" and see if it does.
    have fun
    Nerderello
    I know that under slack 9.1 I've got the same phenomen.I'll reconfigure apm and it works
    PS: u've got a post on this forum
    http://this_site_does_not_exist/viewtopic.php?t=1340
    Look at Imyrryr post

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    <<>>

    "Shutdown -h now" just brings it down to a halt......no power off.


    What does>>>>>>
    1.Uncomment the apm line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
    2. Add to your grub or lilo if it's not already there: append="apm=power-off"

    I dont understand what to do.Whats uncomment and grub.<<>>

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    Hi
    Under slackware u use some special init process: a BSD one so u can activate or desactivate some services at the init of ur system.
    Uncomment = erase the # which is just at the beginning of the line.
    Grub is a freesoftware and an other bootloader for linux and co u could find more on grub on this page: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/
    Hope this help

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    <<>>

    Thanks i'll c if it works>>>>

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    <<>>

    When I click on /etc/rc.d/rc.modules nothing happens. I tried to open it using
    kwrite.....when it opened it the file was confusing and there were alot of those # things. What to do.



    <<<my head hurts>>>

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    Delete "those # things" to uncomment a specific line.
    Then save the file (logged in as r00t).
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

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    specific line you say???what line<<>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by linux2k
    specific line you say???what line<<>>
    This one:

    Quote Originally Posted by linux2k
    1.Uncomment the apm line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

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