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I can't seem to shutdown my machine from mandriva,I have to restart to shut it down from GRUB

it says "System Halted" and just freezes there

I'm using the x86_64 GNOME version

I've already asked on mandriva forums and they couldn't determine the cause of this problem

P.S. I'm using the 2.6.36.2-desktop-2mnb kernel

  • This is usually due to an incompatibility with your firmware (motherboard, BIOS, ACPI, …). What motherboard (or computer model) do you have? Have you set up anything related to ACPI? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jan 22 '11 at 17:12
  • my motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H and I did disable ACPI,and didn't solve the problem,note that I didn't have this problem with 2010.1 – Mahmoud Hossam Jan 23 '11 at 0:36
  • Could you please provide the link to that forum thread, so that we know what already was tried? – Bobby Jan 23 '11 at 20:53
  • there you go goo.gl/DWDHR – Mahmoud Hossam Jan 23 '11 at 21:17
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It turns out that the cause of the problem was ACPI,it was switched off

turning it back on solved the problem :)

just in case somebody has a similar issue

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