View Full Version : [ubuntu] Computer Power-Up Issues
April 12th, 2011, 12:22 AM
I seem to be having some issues with my machine. Since I installed Linux, the machine seems to have trouble starting up. It wont start up when I push the power button and wont come back online after being on Hibernate.
I have to flip the master power several times before it'll come online.
This is an issue that has only started occurring after installing Linux.
April 13th, 2011, 07:28 AM
It sounds like you are saying that Linux broke your computer :roll:
It is most likely that your power supply has developed a problem (although it could be the motherboard or anything plugged into slots on it, or a combination of all these) around the same time that you installed Linux.
It's not impossible that mismanagement of cooling in your system is causing a 'flag' to be set which tells the power supply not to start and every time you kill all power to the case the flag is reset and on the nth occasion you apply power it has cooled enough not to set the flag on 'pre-power up'.
I keep a 3 or 4 year old system in the corner of my bedroom with no monitor and lots of storage space for something like 2 years now; twice in the 2 years I have found it 'hard off' wherein I had to disconnect AC to the power supply for more than 30 seconds to get it to power-up again.
Supposing it is Linux doing this to your system, can you easily switch to using Windows on it for a couple of days? If Windows does same then you have hardware problems, if reinstalling Windows makes the problems go away then the developers of the Linux you are using have the problem.
My money is on your power supply having failed (to some extent) all by itself, quite independently of the contents of your hard drive(s).
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