reboot on compaq deskpro 4000

James Robertson jwrober at
Thu Apr 1 07:27:54 PST 2004

Matthias Berndt wrote:

> Hi,
> i've got a LFS 5.0 running on a Compaq DeskPro 4000 with an Pentium 233MMX
> for testing. All works fine, but the system does not reboot automatically
> on a 'shutdown -r now'. All services were stopped correctly and the system
> prepares well for powering off. But after that i get a blank screen when
> the system should reboot and ich have to tap the powerbutton twice (power
> off/power on) to reboot the system.
> I think, i get the blank screen when the BIOS-APM-functions should cause a
> reboot. (APM-Support is enabled in kernel)
> Does anyone have the same or an more or less equal system with a 'working'
> reboot? Or is there anybody else who could tell me how to get it working?
> thx
> Matthias Berndt

DP4000 has a broken APM bios.  Turn of all power stuff in your kernel. 
I have three of them in my lab.


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