[CentOS] SOLVED - Shutdown/poweroff does not power off machine

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Sun Feb 28 23:01:02 UTC 2010

Neat - I'll give that a try.  The machine is running Fedora right 
now...but maybe I'll reinstall CentOS :)

On Sun, 28 Feb 2010, Michael Klinosky wrote:

> 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?
> No, I'm not the OP. But, I found a solution for my system.
> During boot, I noticed an error line --
> "BIOS fails cutoff age - ACPI might not work. Use acpi=force to fix."
> So I did; the machine now actually turns off after shutdown.
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