> > my DFI MainBoard model K6BV3+ (Chipset VIA Apollo MVP3
> > 82c5866/82c598) will under Linux (2.2.13) NOT software power-off
> > (apm/power - kernelfeature). Instead, "halt -p" causes a kernel
> > panic.
> > What is the cause...and IS THERE a workaround ??
> The cause may be a buggy BIOS giving an incorrect APM entry point. If
> that is the case, Stephen Rothwell wrote a workaround that is in kernel
> patch 2.3.34 (it has a config option with it). If you don't want to
> actually upgrade to 2.3.34, you might look in the 2.3.34 patch for the
> fix and apply a similar one to your own source tree.
> Peter Samuelson
-> it didnt work !
Set the Options in K 2.3.34 .....Box crashes no more....but
it reboots...despite having substitutet "halt" against "halt -p" in rc.0
Ok.....time to check this out....by oneself.
I have written a programm in Visual C++ under Win 95,
which uses the ExitWindowsEx function.
When supplying a flag called "EXW_POWEROFF" which is supposed to power the
box off at least the the box doesnt,
but... when supplying "EXW_SHUTDOWN" it does...strange.
Maybe there is an adaequance for the linux topic.