Fedora on Dell Power Edge 6400

Brian Hawkins brianhks at activeclickweb.com
Mon Aug 14 09:20:25 MDT 2006


Just in case anyone is interested I solved this problem.  The bios 
version was A12 and there was an A14 available.  I updated and it now 
seems to work great.

Brian

Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> 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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