Erik Wikström erik-wikstrom at
Tue May 9 03:50:14 PDT 2006

On 2006-05-09 12:29, Thomas Schlesinger wrote:

when I shutdown my notebook (ASUS V6800), I get a message to power it of on 
console, but it doesn't happen "automagically" as in Linux. I believe to 
remember, that I've read somewhere something about an sysctl switch which 
enables this function, but I can't find it again. I'm not sure, it was DFly 
related, it could also be FBSD related.

Does anyone know how to make an ACPI-enabled notebook to power off on shutdown 

I've attache a "sysctl hw" output of my notebook to this email.
I've got a IBM T41 and it works just fine. I've compared my sysctl-
output with yours and could not find any difference in the ACPI-
settings. Is the result the same when using the power-button? Are you 
running a GENERIC-kernel, if not try with one. And just to be sure, you 
are using the "-p" option to shutdown(8) right?

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Erik Wikström
 "I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my
 telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure
 out how to use my telephone" -- Bjarne Stroustrup

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