Erik Wikström erik-wikstrom at
Tue May 9 21:51:53 PDT 2006

On 2006-05-10 00:12, Joseph Garcia wrote:
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 
Not really sure but I believe that shutdown calls halt or reboot, so the 
results should be roughly the same. I think shutdown sends a message to 
all users logged in before calling halt, can be used to put the system 
down at a specific time etc. while halt just shuts down now.

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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