I have KVM installed and working on my Debian 7.1 host with two Debian 7.1 guests and some Windows XP guests. When I shutdown using the command 'virsh shutdown ' or hitting the shutdown button in virt-manager the Debian guests go into pmsuspended state.
The only way I can properly shutdown is to ssh into those guests and type the 'shutdown -h now' command.
On both debian guests I have these packages installed and running:
ii acpi 1.6-1 amd64 displays information on ACPI devices ii acpi-fakekey 0.140-5 amd64 tool to generate fake key events ii acpi-support 0.140-5 all scripts for handling many ACPI events ii acpi-support-base 0.140-5 all scripts for handling base ACPI events such as the power button ii acpid 1:2.0.16-1+deb7u1 amd64 Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon
Here is the events of my acpid on my debian guest:
:/etc/acpi/events$ cat powerbtn-acpi-support event=button[ /]power action=/etc/acpi/powerbtn-acpi-support.sh
#!/bin/sh # This script initiates a shutdown when the power putton has been # pressed. Loosely based on the sample that ships with the acpid package. # If the acpid sample is present as a real config file (as it was in earlier # versions of acpid), we skip this script. (Purging and reinstalling acpid # resolves this situation, or simply deleting /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn.) if [ -f /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn -o -f /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn.dpkg-bak ] ; then logger Acpi-support not handling power button, acpid handler exists at /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn or /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn.dpkg-bak. exit 0 fi [ -e /usr/share/acpi-support/policy-funcs ] || exit 0 . /usr/share/acpi-support/policy-funcs if CheckPolicy; then exit 0 fi if [ -x /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh ] ; then # Compatibility with old config script from acpid package /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh elif [ -x /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh.dpkg-bak ] ; then # Compatibility with old config script from acpid package # which is still around because it was changed by the admin /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh.dpkg-bak else # Normal handling. /sbin/shutdown -h -P now "Power button pressed" fi
Installed a new Debian guest VM last week and it doesn't have the shutdown problem. The Debian VMs which do have the problem were moved from VirtualBox to KVM and are older installations of Debian 7.