Joseph Garcia bsd_usr at
Tue May 9 15:12:18 PDT 2006

Sascha Wildner wrote:
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.

How do you shutdown? 'shutdown -p now' should do the trick.


Typically, I used 'halt -p' instead of 'shutdown -p now'. Now I'm 
wondering if there's a major difference. Either way, it shutdown my 


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