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Re: weird "sleepmode" with via vt6102 and wheezy

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 11:38:07 -0400, Eike Lantzsch wrote:

> I got an older motherboard with embedded VIA VT6102 network controller
> which I'm using as a print server with cups. It worked well with squeeze
> and also OK when I first moved to wheezy. Something however happened
> with later updates. Unfortunately I didn't realize actually with which
> upgrade this actually happened because I attributed it to a hardware
> failurev at first.

Do not discard a hardware failure, if the board is old and it embbeds the 
network adapter it can be failing, not the controller itself but the 
power supply. Even the switch port or the cable can be having problems.

> Oh, yes, what's the problem?
> Well, the network controller of the box goes to sleep during longer
> inactivity. The pertinent LED on the switch goes off. 


Can you see something ("link down" alike) in "/var/log/messages"?



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