[CentOS] Shutdown/poweroff does not power off machine

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Mon Jan 4 20:57:39 UTC 2010

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?

Thanks ahead of time :)

Scot P. Floess
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