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Puppy 5.0 installed on Toshiba laptop P3 500, 392 mb ram, 6 gb HD. When I try to power off computer it progresses to "requesting power off" then shows "system ...
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    Power off computer hangs up


    Puppy 5.0 installed on Toshiba laptop P3 500, 392 mb ram, 6 gb HD. When I try to power off computer it progresses to "requesting power off" then shows "system halted" and stays at that point until I do hard shut down.

    does anyone have a solution?

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    Check in the BIOS if there's an option to power off upon software request.
    0 + 1 = 1 != 2 <> 3 != 4 ...
    Until the camel can pass though the eye of the needle.

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    Ran into the same on my Puppy Installs on older Bios.

    Open up /boot/grub/menu.lst in Puppy Rox File Manager.

    Go to the kernel line for Puppy .About 3rd line down.

    Add

    acpi=force
    to the very end of kernel line. save and reboot. Then shotdown.
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    acpi=force

    Tried the advice about acpi=force, bu system still halts on shutdown.

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    Bios power off

    I checked the bios and found power on, but no option for power off.

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    Then APM May be the culprit. Check on the thread I will post below. The author gives his fix in that thread.

    Puppy Linux Discussion Forum :: View topic - Puppy 4.3 APM won't power off [solved]
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    Thanks

    I'm off for the next 2 days and leave that laptop at work, so won't be able to try the latest advice till Tuesday. Thanks for the help.

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    It's geek to me

    I tried following the link listed (in murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46934]Puppy Linux Discussion Forum :: View topic - Puppy 4.3 APM won't power off [solved][/url]), but got lost in the geek speak.

    I opened edit, file open file system, boot, grub, menu.lst, but didn't see anything that looked like what the link was talking about. I added the acpi=force, but it didn't solve the problem.

    Was that the right section to be in? If not, where and how do I get to the right place to enter acpi=force?

    Last edited by MASONTX; 05-27-2010 at 10:05 PM. Reason: mis spelled word

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    Was that the right section to be in? If not, where and how do I get to the right place to enter acpi=force?




    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Ran into the same on my Puppy Installs on older Bios.

    Open up /boot/grub/menu.lst in Puppy Rox File Manager.

    Go to the kernel line for Puppy .About 3rd line down.

    Add



    to the very end of kernel line. save and reboot. Then shotdown.
    What part are you stuck on in the Puppy APM thread?
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    Did you try this also?

    I had to turn on the APM switch in bios.
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