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From: Anthony Knittel <neverforever@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-ppc-user] help with pcmcia wireless networking not reconnecting after sleep
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 02:52:01
Hi, I've tried posting about this on the forums but haven't gotten
anywhere, can anyone help with this problem?

I'm using a Netgear WG511T Atheros pcmcia card for wireless networking
on my G3 Pismo powerbook, i've got the networking set up ok but when
the laptop goes to sleep, eg when the lid is closed, the network card
gets powered down (lights are off when in sleep), and when the
computer is resumed from sleep the card is not connected any more,
when power comes back on it has one light lit on the network card.  I
have to run "/etc/init.d/net.ath0 restart" as root every time i resume
from sleep.

I think in a previous incarnation of my set up (earlier packages,
earlier kernel) it would resume from sleep and be connected, but not
sure how it was set up at the time (card still on during sleep?).

Does anyone have any suggestions about what the problem is, how it
could be fixed, how its supposed to behave (is the pcmcia card meant
to be off in sleep or not?), or where to start looking for answers?

I'm running pbbuttonsd to handle sleeping, not running pmud (not
installed), there is no /etc/init.d/pcmcia script in my set up (is
there meant to be?).

Its very hard to figure out what the problem is because I have no idea
what is supposed to trigger network connection after resuming from
sleep, is there supposed to be a trigger in one of the scripts in
/etc/power that causes networking to be restarted? or does it
magically set up the connection again some other way?


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