Subject: Re: System goes into standby mode
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Fernando Machado <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/02/2002 22:25:17

If i'm not wrong, this is a new mboard feature. :o/

I found the same problem with RedHat and SuSe (check the link below):

- Symptom:
Your computer has a SiS chipset. When you use the short cut Ctrl+Alt+Backspace (e.g., to kill the running X server), the
whole machine shuts down instead. This happens on the text console, too.

- Cause:
Some motherboards with SiS chipsets have a built-in functionality to shut down the system when pressing
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. This only occurs when using kernels with apm support.

- Solution:
First, check if your computer's BIOS contains the option Init VGA-BIOS from S3. If yes, set this BIOS function to disabled.



On Tue, 3 Dec 2002 07:09:43 +1100, Daniel Carosone <dan> escreveu :

> De: Daniel Carosone <dan>
> Data: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 07:09:43 +1100
> Para:
> Assunto: Re: System goes into standby mode
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 04:52:30PM +0100, Christian Biere wrote:
> > I've got a strange problem. When I hit Ctrl+Alt+Backspace my system goes
> > into standby mode.
> I have the same problem on a SiS/Duron board, fwiw.
> --
> Dan.