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Re: My NIC go to sleep?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: My NIC go to sleep?
- From: Nick Holland <nick_(_at_)_holland-consulting_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 21:59:00 -0400
>> 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 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...).
Agreed. Some IBM systems of that vintage had "power saving" modes which
went quite beyond the call of duty, turning way too much off way too
"hard". Your description sounds very much like this.
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