RedHat > 6.2 does not poweroff on "shutdown -h now"
Posted on 2003-03-07
I have a Dell Dimension XPS R450 (i.e. PII 450 on intel chipset based motherboard).
With RedHat 6.2 the "shutdown -h now" did properly turn off the power.
When I upgraded to 7.2 and now 8.0 the shutdown does all but cutting off the power. I allways have to do it manually. Which makes me guess when to press the button as I use PuTTY to remotely access it and I have no physical monitor attached.
Already tried poweroff and also creating a poweroff file in / but no joy.
Also upgraded BIOS to latest firmware, still no luck.
Anyone has any idea how to make the system properly turn off the power (it worked on RH 6.2 and on Win98).