GSM modem doesn't power off when Neo does

Kevin Dean kevin at
Tue Feb 19 21:28:15 CET 2008

Thanks for the correction. :)

On Feb 19, 2008 3:04 PM, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 February 2008 20:34:30 Kevin Dean wrote:
> > I'm neither a programmer not an electrical engineer, this is only my
> > interpretation of what Erin said.
> >
> > Bug #1003 can't be closed. The wording of the bug says "GSM is not
> > powered down when Linux is shut down" implies that the kernel is
> > capable of doing this. There are two ways to shut down the GSM modem,
> > the AT at POFF via gsmd which CAN NOT be brought back up without a
> > complete hardware restart (I'm thinking remove battery for 10 seconds,
> > re-insert) and which can NOT be issued if gsmd is unavailable. The
> > second way to shut down the gsm modem is to remove the battery. In
> > either case, to move from on -> off or vice versa there is a required
> > battery removal.
> This is not correct. After a issuing a 'powerdown' the modem restarts when you
> press power to startup the device again.
> :M:

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