[CentOS] Shutdown/poweroff does not power off machine

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Mon Jan 4 21:05:58 UTC 2010


I may do that...  However, being that it works in Fedora - was hoping 
maybe it was something else :)

On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Eero Volotinen wrote:

> On 1/4/10 10:57 PM, Scot P. Floess wrote:
>> I've got a Dell Optiplex GX240 I am running CentOS 5.4
>> (kernel 2.6.18-164.9.1.el5.centos.plus)...  When I had Fedora 11 and 12 on
>> it, I could issue a poweroff command and the machine would power itself off.
>> However, under CentOS it doesn't turn the machine off whatsoever.  When it
>> completes, the machine is still running with a message of "system halted."
>> Then I have to physically hit the power button to turn it off...  I
>> believe at some point I did try to issue a shutdown command - but had the
>> same results...
>>
>> Anyone have any recommendations or suggestions?
>
> buggy acpi support on server? Try updating to latest bios?
>
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