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Re: Bug#28383: Ejecting PCMCIA cards at suspend time

On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 12:55:37PM -0400, unknown wrote:

> I don't want this on my system.  The cards already are started and
> stoped correctly _if_ I use a kernel with APM support.

Well, you're awfully lucky then, because mine sure aren't.  And yes, I have
APM support compiled in -- I'm the apmd maintainer.

Some laptops probably power down their pcmcia cards automatically when they
go into suspend.  I don't know why all of them don't.  But mine doesn't.

On my system, what happens is the kernel APM notices the suspend request; it
forwards it down to apmd; and apmd runs a script that runs cardctl suspend. 
That last script isn't in any Debian package yet.  If I don't run the
script, the light on my pcmcia ethernet stays on and my laptop starts making
horrible noises (really!).  This is an AST laptop that otherwise is of
_excellent_ quality, in my opinion.

In any case, even if your laptop does suspend pcmcia cards automatically,
running cardctl suspend shouldn't have any adverse effects.  I'm much more
worried about Brian's problems with the SCSI drivers...

Have fun,


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