Fedora on Dell Power Edge 6400

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Thu Aug 10 11:00:04 MDT 2006

On Thursday 10 August 2006 10:48, 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

This is the case with a 6450 we have here at work.  The ACPI is buggy.  I 
found a thread a while back that said you could use the ipmi interface to 
powerdown successfully, but how to make the kernel use that mechanism I never 
bothered to figure out.  Maybe it's trivial, I don't know.

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