[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: VIA SP13000 will not power-down

David myth at dgreaves.com
Wed Aug 24 14:13:51 UTC 2005

R. Geoffrey Newbury wrote:

>On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 09:29:11 +1000 (EST), Jon Whitear wrote:
>>>>I have an SP13000, running Mandrake 10.2 with epia patched
>>>>Whether I run "shutdown -h now" from a console window, or select
>>>>from the 'Start Menu', the machine switches to run-mode 0, does all the
>>>>usual things, but stops/hangs at Power Down.
>>Sounds like you don't have ACPI configured in your kernel.
>Now THAT'S a good pointer! Thanks. ACPI is included in the kernel but your
>post points out to me that I have no idea what, if any, configuration
>might be required beyond that....
>More time to be wasted........ <font sarcastic>  Ohhh goodie! </font
>This tends to get tiresome. I've now spent well in excess 30 hours on this
Wow. That's over 4 (short) days!!

What dedication ;)

I bet hardly anyone else here has spent _nearly_ *that* much time on
their myth systems!!

Geoff, I think you need to realise that a bunch of people are getting
together using the internet to communicate and they're forming a
community. And, get this, they're not doing it for you :)

Many of them *are* trying to make life better for other people and will
offer to help.

Frankly, whining that it doesn't work for you and is wasting _your_ time
is exceptionally egocentric.

> It is astounding how none of the recipes given in the various
>how-tos actually correspond with each other, and how there is always at
>least one 'make' which will not configure or compile properly....On Monday
>mythtv-setup finally launched...but I still have to do other stuff first
>it seems, and I'm still not sure that XvMC-whatever is properly running..
I look forward to your extensive write-up (with no make errors and
in-sync with all other HowTos) appearing on the community wiki at
That will demonstrate that you are acting as part of the community and
are adding to as well as just sharing the knowledge you've obtained from
others (at a very reasonable hourly rate I must add)

Please feel free to contact me for assistance getting your writeup
started and suggestions as to how you can make life easier by editing
and supplementing other topics...

Oh, and WTF has the linux kernel ACPI capability got to do with Myth?

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