-----Original Message----- From: Kent Hauser [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 3:49 PM To: Jerry McAllister Cc: Ted Mittelstaedt; Walker; email@example.com Subject: Re: Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)
>You comments got me to thinking, I have tossed all my old PC/AT, W98, etc >systems a while back (along with my old Foghat 8-tracks -- yes I cruised to >Fool for the City on 8-track), but I still had a W98SE boot CD -- and >amazingly enough it worked. And it recognized my flash drive as B: no problem. >So step 1 complete. >Now I seem to have run up against a FreeBSD 7.x ACPI bug. Now that WOL is >turned on, if I "halt -p", I get the HUB LED to come back on -- but I can't >wake the machine. However, if I pull the power on the box & plug it back in, I >can WOL the machine fine. Everything is fine when booted in XP. >Any thoughts on this one? I assumed you checked to see if there's a firmware update for your card and if so, applied it? Here is what I would do if I was in your shoes. First I would file a PR and make it as complete as possible. Second I would explore using different model network cards if you have the slots for them. Life is too short to wait around for the developers to fix a driver bug. As much as I am pro FreeBSD even I've been bit by network adapter driver bugs, and been forced to disable or abandon NICs that worked nicely under Windows in a system. And, having a stable network adapter is in my opinion pretty much a requirement for a FreeBSD system. Ted _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"