Fedora on Dell Power Edge 6400

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at jkdwebmagic.com
Thu Aug 10 11:05:13 MDT 2006


I found this from Googling:

http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2004-April/013996.html

It is an older thread.

You might try the other suggestion that someone gave of asking on the 
Fedora list or even the Dell lists.

Jonathan


On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Brian Hawkins wrote:

> It goes through all the stopping this and that routine and then I believe (as 
> I do not have it in front of me now) it says "powering down", then it hangs. 
> From my experience this is where I expect it to shut off.
>
> My suspicion is with the ACPI call to power down is failing, but I'm not sure 
> how to confirm that nor fix it.  I also think it is a problem with the server 
> and not the OS.  Mostly curious if anyone else has experience with this Dell 
> power edge.
>
> Brian
>
> Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Brian Hawkins wrote:
>> 
>>> Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Brian Hawkins wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I recently acquired a dell power edge 6400 server and I have installed 
>>>>> the latest Fedora on it.  Every thing works great except it will not 
>>>>> turn off or reboot.  Any ideas on where I should start first in solving 
>>>>> the problem?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Brian
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Have you tried pulling out the power cord?
>>>> 
>>>> Jonathan
>>>> 
>>> OK let me clarify.  I can turn the power off but what I would like is to 
>>> have the OS do it when shutting down.  And actually has three power cords 
>>> and I have to pull all of them.
>>> 
>>> Brian
>>> 
>> 
>> How are you telling the computer to shutdown or reboot?  Commandline (init 
>> 6 or init 0) or a shutdown button in a gui environment?
>> 
>> When you tell the OS to shutdown or reboot, what does it do?  Does it go 
>> through and kill all the processes and everything else in the shutdown 
>> procedure and just stop at a blank screen when it is done?
>> 
>> Jonathan
>> 
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