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Re: [opensuse] Turn off computer
  • From: Jean-Pierre Abgottspon <jpa42@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 22:50:43 +0200
  • Message-id: <200907242250.43783.jpa42@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 23 July 2009 10:02:10 am Martin Jedamzik wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2009 01:01:21 schrieb Jean-Pierre Abgottspon:
Hello Martin,

1. Did manage to check into the boot/grub/menu.lst
2. Did find the acpi option already set to acpi=off
3. My vmlinuz version reads: ...vmlinuz

Well... tks for help. It does not help, or did you mean that I enter
acpi=force instead of acpi=off ? Bye JPA

On Wednesday 22 July 2009 10:32:25 pm Martin Jedamzik wrote:
Hi Jean-Pierre,

did you try the acpi=force option in the grub menu?
Just apend to the boot options.

/boot/grub/menu.lst :

kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/disk/by-id .....

Please tell me if that helps.

Cheers, Martin

Am Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2009 18:50:47 schrieb Jean-Pierre Abgottspon:

1. Newbie, don't knock !!!
2. When selecting : 'Turn off computer', all the services seem to go
down in due order until 'turn off sound card' included.
3. Then nothing... My PC does not get powered off. (I have to pull
the plug to put it to sleep).
4. I got a HP PC SET A6543/W2216, 4GB CPU, 500 GB HD
5. Running on openSuse/Novell 10.3. (Higher versions cannot be
mastered by newbies).
6. Is there a trick to get my PC powered off in a say 'regular' mode

tks for help. JPA

Hello Jean -Pierre,

aaarrrggghhh :-(

You're right, it should have been acpi=force.

Sorry for my mistake.

Besides, if you want to know more about these options, please read

Cheer, Martin

Dear Martin,

1. Fine ! I changed it to 'acpi = force'
2. Went thru the log off procedure.
3. Same procedure... aaaaaargh ! I still had to switch off my PC manually.
Thus it does not do what I want. Grrrrr !

My own comments: first degree

A. It seemed to me that the 'menu.list' much resembled like a comment
description rather than a file where you modify settings ???

My own comments: second degree

A. I had happily lived with a 'Compac Pro' PC running on OpenSuse for a few
years and came to realise that I was lacking bit power to keep going with
pictures, movies downloads, uploads and the like.

B. Thus I got myself a new HP PC with 4 G in CPU and 500 G HD in Feb 2009.
At the same time I decided to get going and start using my PC for something
more than just reading Kmail and browsing with Firefox. Well that's when it
started. The first thing I discovered was that apart from a more than
remarkable stability (one does not have to go thru 'Alt-Ctrl-Del' every half
hour) LINUX was not as magic as it seemed.

C. I had joined Suse by sheer luck and the deep conviction that an OS with a
delicately elegant organizational tree: Root, Bin, User, Tmp, etc. would keep
myself in a sane psycho condition for the rest of my life.

D. Not so. Together with my new PC, I bought OpenSuse/Novell 11.1. What a
nightmare ! Nothing worked ! I could not even set up my communication line
which is the ULTRA simple one: Home-user, internal comm-card, modem, plug to
the phone line, provider. Simple. I never managed to come to the point where
one declares his activation code. Nothing worked ! Fantasmagoric ! There
wasn't even a roster to select one's printer from !

E. Straightforward tactics, I reverted to the Suse version 10.3. At the same
time I told myself that from now on, in this Suse world, I solve one trouble
after the other. Example: 'Turn off computer'. Never had any trouble with it
on my earlier Compac. Why tolerate it with my new PC ? See what I went thru:

1. Joined the 'Lizards'.
2. Martin gives me 2 replies on 'turn off computer'.
3. Does not work.
4. Take the basic option: stay with Linux. There is a ray of reason which
shines out from Scandinavia ! Linux is still the only option in a virtual mad
4.a) reload 'midnight commander' which got somehow rubbished off during the
11.1 episode.
4.b) in a more than hesitant manner replace 'acpi=off' by acpi=force
4.c) in the now famous Chinese manner taking a big jump backwards, rather than
forward, that is: getting nowhere.
5. Get up every morning. Go thru my Linux worshiper's routine: race around the
house in circles, stop, bend down to the earth and shout: L-I-N-U-X !!! Come
to help !!!
6. Sometimes look up the Lizards' mailing list just to see if someday someone
unlike you Mart comes up with the correct answer.

Tks Mart. You gave it a good try. Didn't help, but it's a good try anyhow.
Wingeing can be a good feel sometimes. JPA

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