[syslinux] Kind of OT: Question about power button
awong at pizzapizza.ca
Wed Feb 25 11:36:56 PST 2004
Thanks Peter! I didn't know that. Do you mind one more OT question? (last one) I don't have any kind of acpi daemons or programs running, and I grepped /proc for "acpi", "apm" or "power" and didn't find anything...so could acpi still be a problem? Is there anyway I could configure it? (I can't reach the boxes at the moment to turn acpi/apm off in the BIOS)
at bootup, it makes one mention of ACPI (during the BIOS-provided physical RAM map:...)
Thanks again :)
From: H. Peter Anvin [mailto:hpa at zytor.com]
Sent: February 25, 2004 12:40 PM
To: Andrew Wong
Cc: syslinux at zytor.com
Subject: Re: [syslinux] Kind of OT: Question about power button
Andrew Wong wrote:
> Sorry to go off topic, but I'm not sure where exactly to ask.
> I'm booting off the network via pxelinux (running on one of those VIA EPIA boards). Sometimes, the computer just *stalls* ... it doesn't respond to the keyboard, you can't telnet in, etc. I can't even reset or turn of the computer via the ATX buttons. I don't think I have any funny ACPI or power management thing going on (how can I check for sure?) Any ideas on what would cause the system to ignore the power button?
What happens if you hold the button in for several seconds (5-10?) On a
lot of newer boxes the power button causes an ACPI event unless it's
held for a long time.
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