> Is there a specifc procedure to shut down a _removable_ (wireless)
> ethernet device (USB, PCMCIA) ?
The relevant part here is "removable."
Quote:> I have a USB eth device and I share it between 2 machines. Unplugging
> it during use, causes bizarre problems.
I'm strongly inclined to call this a bug. USB is a plug and play bus,
which means you aren't supposed to need to tell the OS "I'm about to
remove such-and-such device." The OS should just detect the removal
and do what it has to do.
Linux is capable of working this way: I know because I have several
USB devices and they all can be hot-swapped without causing any
problems. If your Linux isn't working this way, it's probably a bug
(and probably in your distro).
"Last I checked, it wasn't the power cord for the Clue Generator that
was sticking up your ass." - John Novak, rasfwrj