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Re: weird "sleepmode" with via vt6102 and wheezy

On Tuesday 30 August 2011 11:56:58 Dom wrote:
> On 30/08/11 16:38, Eike Lantzsch wrote:
> > Hi:
> > 
> > I got an older motherboard with embedded VIA VT6102 network controller
> > which I'm using as a print server with cups.
> > 
> > Well, the network controller of the box goes to sleep during longer
> > inactivity. The pertinent LED on the switch goes off.
> > That happened with kernel 2.6.39 and now still keeps happening with
> > 3.0.0. In the morning just one keystroke is enough to bring the network
> > controller back to work. The box does not hang. It's just the network
> > connection.
> > > 
> This is very interesting.
> I've been having similar problems on two systems with the same network
> controller, but initially thought it was a problem with the onboard SATA
> controller. Disabling the onboard controller and putting in a PCI SATA
> card seemed to help, but not completely fix the problem.
> I also found that the systems sometime hung randomly during the boot
> sequence and would only continue if I pressed a key. This is a real
> problem with one of the PCs, which normally runs headless with no
> keyboard. I've made a temporary fix with a small circuit that emulated
> the shift key being pressed every 5 seconds.
No other problems here, just the network port.
> Out of interest, what MoBo are you using? Mine are Abit KV7.


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