[wellylug] strange power-related problem
chris at archnetnz.com
Wed May 26 22:16:44 NZST 2004
I dont know if this will help or not.
On my compaq laptop, I had this issue, kinda, when you rebooted Linux it
would not get any further than the Bios Splash Screen.
I had to turn off the Local APNIC in the kernel, and that has fixed the
But again, not sure if this is excatly your problem... but it may not be
> On Wed, 26 May 2004, Enkidu wrote:
>> In spite of the comments from the others, it might be worth throwing a
>> different PSU in there. I presume it's ATX type?
> An ATX system can 'power down' into one of several 'S' states. You can set
> the ACPI powerdown state in the BIOS (usually). To allow Linux to make use
> of this, you have to compile ACPI support into your kernel, if it's not
> there already. One sign that ACPI is working properly is that your mobo
> powers off the PSU after shutdown. If it sits there saying 'Power Off' or
> somesuch, ACPI isn't doing it's thing. Perhaps this affects how the mobo
> responds to 'power on' events - depending on the 'S' state, there will be
> different ways of waking the system up (e.g. Wake-on-Lan, keyboard, mouse
> click, long front panel button depress, etc).
> Having never seen this problem specifically, I can only speculate and
> hopefully point people in the right direction. Hope this helps.
> And Linux 2.6 has much better ACPI support (although nowhere near
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