ath5k breaks from resume? <sometimes>

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  1. nephilim

    nephilim Member

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    Now that my suspend feature works in Debian7 XFCE, just a few minutes ago I woke from suspend (for maybe the 10th time since the fix) and I had no wireless with dmesg reporting a repeating ath5k timeout.

    I've seen this problem in #! with the 3.2 kernel which forced me to go with 3.6 or liquorix. Now that I fully shutdown the laptop and rebooted ath5k reports no more problems. I don't mind fixing little problems but I don't like intermittent ones, they piss me off.


    I will update this later to report on anymore disabled wifi from resume. Also can someone tell me how to find the error log from a previous session. I can only find the logs from this boot. Thanks.
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I have Ubuntu 13.1 using an Atheros wifi device. My suspend feature does not work correctly and if I am lucky enough to get suspend to work, my wifi device shuts off until a reboot. So, your problem may be some bug in Ubuntu or the drivers.
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  3. nephilim

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    I've never compiled a kernel before, but I've seen your tutorials on this site. Do you think doing so would fix my intermittent wireless issues? I really don't know much about kernels besides that they connect the interface to the hardware. Maybe try to compile 3.12 on this laptop? Also if I mess something up I can always choose the original kernel in the GRUB menu at boot right?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Yes, making your own kernel can help you, but you could also create new problems. So, do so with caution and knowledge. You may have better luck downloading a module for the wireless device (if one can be found), install it, and then load the module. Yes, you can boot into the previous kernel if needed.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I have this issue with Ethernet cards also some times. It seems to be an issue with the kernel loading the module back into ram after the suspend.

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