Subject: Re: shoutdown display rc script.
To: Alex Pelts <>
From: Carsten Pache <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 04/08/2005 10:52:44
Hi Alex,

> I whipped up a small script that prints on LCD panel when it is safe to
> power down. All interested can get it at 
> .

Your script works fine, thanks! Now I am no longer uncertain when I
switch off my Qube.

Another question regarding the lcd panel: Like many others I notice
significantly higher load averages when paneld is running, so I am
thinking of turning off paneld in rc.conf. On the other hand I like
the messages the Qube shows on the lcd panel during startup. If I
decide not to load paneld (paneld=NO in /etc/rc.conf) the Qube keeps
showing what it is doing during startup up to the start of "cron". So
the last message the Qube shows is "[Starting up] > cron" (with

So my idea is to keep starting paneld in /etc/rc.conf and stop paneld
after the Qube has finished its startup sequence. Unfortunately I am
still a newbie regarding shell scripting. Maybe you (or someone else,
of course) can help me realise this idea?