[CentOS] Shutdown/poweroff does not power off machine

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 5 00:20:03 UTC 2010


Yes, it is just the Opiplex.  I've got an AMD Compaq Presario, Dell 
Poweredge SC430 and 4400 as well as a crappy ol' Latitude laptop - all 
running CentOS...poweroff works fine on them all :)  Its not a big deal - 
just annoying :)

On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, m.roth at 5-cent.us 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?
>>
>
> Must be the Optiplex - Thursday afternoon, we just did poweroffs on well
> over 100 servers (HVAC maintenance this past Sat!), and it worked just
> fine.
>
>       mark
>
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