shutdown not powering down

Travis Haas thaas at
Mon Aug 4 10:24:00 CDT 2003

With credit to Fernando Ortiz:

In the url
two documents for using red hat 9 on dell machines.

On page 1-4 Red Hat Linux 9 Information Update 

This worked for most of my machines, but not all of them.

-----Original Message-----
From: H Eskin [mailto:heskin at]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 10:50 AM
To: linux-poweredge at
Subject: shutdown not powering down

Real Quick Question:  I have a PE 2650 running RH9 - fresh install, no
significant changes.  When I do a "shutdown now -h" the system properly
shuts down, but does not power off.  The last line on the console is
"power down", but the machine stays on. Is there any way to make it
actually shut down?  Thanks,


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