Unfortunatly I don't have the original distro on my machine or a copy any more. I'm guessing it might need some sort of command line kernel parameter to make it work properly but I don't know what!
Here's what I've tried, kernel command line parameter passed at boot time by grub
I did try acpi=noirq but that ended in a blank screen. It didn't seem to be "dead" as I could still press ctrl/alt/del and restart.
Leaving off anything to do with acpi= completely leaves a blank screen and the system hangs with the fan running full blast.
acpi=off does the same thing as acpi=noirq, but hangs. acpi=force did the same too but just made the few lines of text on screen a bit brighter.
I can't see anything to type shutdown -P now alas I am not even sure if the system gets that far.
BTW should point out this is on a newly installed debian system.
Next thing I tried was to go into the bios and chose "Load defaults" and saved them. The system got a lot further and I can get into the system and type and see stuff, but also get a rather nasty kernel crash.
I've attached the dmesg messages from my system but if you look around [ 5.555636] (just over 3/4 the way down to the bottom of the file) you can see a nasty kernel crash x.x . I did then try a shutdown -P now but it still hangs at the end, never shutting down.
BTW I know there's some missing firmware files for things like fw_sst_22a8.bin and the bluetooth but those shouldn't cause the system to not boot/crash?
I managed to track down the missing firmware files with the exception of one , "brcm/brcmfmac4356-pcie.clm_blob" which I couldn't find anywhere. Still having the hang/won't shut down problem however and I still have the kernel crash :-(
is the closest thing I could find online similar to the problem I am having. My kernel is a newer version - 4.19.0-2amd64 although I don't think I am having a charging problem its a shutdown problem. So maybe all of this is some sort of kernel problem? x.x