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Bug 77252

Summary: no network (pcmcia) on wake from sleep
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Shoshannah Forbes <xslf>
Component: net-toolsAssignee: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 8.0CC: rvokal
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Hardware: i686   
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Last Closed: 2004-04-20 14:25:27 UTC Type: ---
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Description Flags
The result of the commands before sleep (good network)
the result after sleep- dead network none

Description Shoshannah Forbes 2002-11-04 10:05:29 UTC
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Description of problem:
Dell inspiron 7000 laptop, with 3com pcmcia network card:
Network works fine untill the laptop goes to sleep. When it wakes, the network
is gone. Going to the Network configuration and attempting to re-activate
decive, gives an error:
can not activate network device on eth0 
log oof/log on again does nothing. after reboot it goes back to normal

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. laptop goes to sleep 
2. network became de-activated
3. try to re-actiate

Actual Results:  can't get the ntwork card to re-activate

Expected Results:  the network should not stop working on sleep

Additional info:

Linux newbie here- when asked in mailinglist what to do- was sent to file a bug
here. did a sarch and didn't find anything. Hoping that I am not making a fool
out of myself...

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-11-04 16:01:17 UTC
It would be interesting what the output of the commands

  ifconfig -a

before and after a sleep/wakeup look like.

I suspect it's an initscript and/or hotplug problem rather than a net-tools one.


Read ya, Phil

Comment 2 Shoshannah Forbes 2003-02-01 08:53:17 UTC
Created attachment 89759 [details]
The result of the commands before sleep (good network)

Comment 3 Shoshannah Forbes 2003-02-01 08:54:25 UTC
Created attachment 89760 [details]
the result after sleep- dead network

Comment 4 Phil Knirsch 2004-04-20 14:25:27 UTC
Hm, looks really like hotplug doesn't reactivate the interface after
wakeup, e.g. that the kernel might not even get a hotplug event from
the laptop resp it's network card.

This can happen on some laptops, and unfortunately the only solution
for now is to restart the network manually via

service network restart

from a root shell.

Hope that helps,

Read ya, Phil