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

On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 12:58:26PM -0400, Brian Mays wrote:

> > Do the suspend/resume commands cause the same problems as eject/insert?
> > Do they work as reliably?
> The PCMCIA utilities are supposed to have APM support to automatically
> suspend/resume the cards when the system is suspended.  I'll check that
> it is actually being compiled into the Debian packages before I make a
> new release.

Is this new?  I don't have the bleeding-edge pcmcia packages.

> Unfortunately, some cards (most notably SCSI cards) can't do a
> suspend/resume cycle, so eject/insert needs to be done.  But you are
> correct, it is more appropriate for cards like network cards to do
> a suspend/resume rather than an eject/insert.  That is why the apmd
> scripts should be optional.

I guess the best solution is to fix the pcmcia drivers, but without the
hardware I couldn't help with that.  Anyway, if you do have an option, I
suggest allowing three modes: none, suspend, and eject.

Have fun,


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