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Re: My NIC go to sleep?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: My NIC go to sleep?
- From: sebastian_(_dot_)_rother_(_at_)_jpberlin_(_dot_)_de
- Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 12:38:14 +0200 (CEST)
> I'm a newwbie on OpenBSD and I've installed it on a IBM P100 Computer.
> I have a "Intel 82557" NIC inside. This NIC can be seen as fxp0.
> My problem is:
> When I don't use the comuputer during about 5 minutes, my NIC "go to
> sleep" and don't want to receive or send any frames.
> But if I press a key on the keyboard or if I connect by SSH through
> another NIC,fxp0 works again during about 5 minutes. It is a strange
> I don't know if it is a bug or a feature, but I didn't see anything
> about that in the FAQ or in the the manual. I've verified with tcpdump,
> when my NIC is sleeping, it don't view anything.
> Thanks for your help...
> Excuse me for my bad english....
> PS: My NIC works well with Linux.
> Pascal S.
I had something similiar with an PC too (but I can't remember if it was
also IBM or DELL or whatever). Maybe it sounds crazy but deactivate
everything related with power-saving (if your BIOS provides that). The PC
I remeber had some problems because of the fucked up BIOS (like my
notebook with PCMICA...).
Maybe a BIOS-Update could solve that problem (I would update it anyway..).
It's just a little hint and maybe no solution but "try and error"..or? ;)
Btw: Any output at the console?
The only Chipset I remember wich was realy fucked up was a SiS.
I had to do always a "sh /etc/netsart" to restart the network.
Btw: LINUX is supported by some fatcats...
So you could say "But with Windows it works well"... yeah maybe.
But I'm sure you wont compare that NDA-shit with such beautifull OS like
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