Hi, it took me a while to post again.
I run some tests, first without changing the settings, so the normal mode had “acpi=off” and failsafe nothing mentioning acpi.
Failsafe seemed to boot normal (small font, “background” during boot) but the last thing it displayed was “Loading CPU modules”. I waited several minutes, nothing changed. But I’m not sure if I ever used the failsafe mode before (so am not sure if it ever worked).
The normal boot took 56 seconds, but during the boot process it uses a big font and has no background picture. I don’t know how to explain it better. (For the installtion I used the failsafe option, maybe because of this?)
Well, so I changed two things in menu.lst. First I added “acpi=off” in failsafe, which made it boot in a bit under one minute. But when substituting “acpi=off” with “acpi=force” in the normal mode it caused the system to hang again, the last thing it told was “Starting HAL daemon”. I waited several minutes, but nothing happened anymore.
My processor is an AMD Athlon 64 (has this Cool’n’Quite feature) but used in 32bit. It should support some kind of power managment, shouldn’t it? In hardware information is tells for the CPU “power managment: ts fid vid ttp tm stc”. Is this any helpful?
I wondered if the problem could be the mainboard, so I saw some BIOS settings. Under POWER there are five entries:
Suspend Mode [Auto] ("S1 (POS) only", "S3 only")
ACPI Support [ACPI v1.0] ("ACPI v2.0","ACPI v3.0")
ACPI APIC support [Enabled] (Disabled)
> APM Configuration (Power Button Mode, Restore on AC Power Loss, Power On By...)
> Hardware Monitor (temperatures and fan speeds, voltage)
Should I change something? Windows XP shuts down properly if that gives a hint (I guess not). Help is again appreciated, but I also survive with the incomplete shutdown of course. Just would be nice to know what the problem is.
Edit: So the menu.lst for openSUSE
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Aug 22 17:44:02 CEST 2009
##YaST - generic_mbr
##YaST - activate
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title openSUSE 11.1 - 22.214.171.124-0.1 (pae)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-0.1-pae root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD252HJ_S17HJ1LS600344-part1 apm=off acpi=off mce=off barrier=off ide=nodma idewait=50 i8042.nomux psmouse.proto=bare irqpoll pci=nommconf resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD252HJ_S17HJ1LS600344-part5 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
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title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.1 - 188.8.131.52-0.1
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-0.1-pae root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_HD252HJ_S17HJ1LS600344-part1 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp maxcpus=0 edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe vga=0x31a