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    Question Mandriva wont shut down

    When I tell the computer to shut down it gets to about 95% of the way on the progress bar then it just stops and stays there. When I click to go into verbose mode i see written "shutdown halted".

    What does this mean and how can I fix it?

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    Sorry, correction it says system halted.

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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Just curious - does it switch your machine off completely or do you have to do that manually following a shutdown? Most motherboards allow for a complete power-down. If not, then ACPI might need tweaking.
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    Well if I just told mandriva to shut down it would get to about 95% then stay like that, on, forever. So i hold in the computers turn on button until is shuts down.

    Can you help?

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Some BIOS are buggy, I remember an option in menuconfig as a work around, don't really know how to implement it in a working system
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    I have the same problem, if I restart it does everything fine but when I shutdown, it gets most of the way and then stops. I am running a dell Pentium 4, though one would probalby need the mother board for it to be of any help! Just thought that I would pitch in!

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    2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5GD1-VM Rev 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1008.001 11/02/2004
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    120.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    50.34 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

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    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

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    Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB (serial number SerNum0)
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    Slot 'DIMM2' has 512 MB
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    c: (on drive 0) 120.02 GB 50.34 GB free


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    I'm having the same kind of problem, I installed Mandriva 2007 x64(HuangHe) and when it gets to the end sometimes it shuts down and sometimes I receive a LVM close error that has to do with /dev/cdrom.

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    I know on slower computer I had it would sit for awhile and when it did id just hit enter and type reboot and it would shut down as it was doing. Dont have that prob with new laptop tho

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    I think you need to enable ACPI to get power off during shutdown.

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