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Re: wake on lan: power on no boot

On Tue, 26 Mar 2013, Guillaume Lécroart wrote:



Sometimes, the Bios holds a separate boot-order list when powering-up from
PCI/LAN. You may want to re-check this.

I've had a look through the BIOS and the only "BOOT" tab that's there lists

Hard Drive
Removeable Devices
Network Boot

I can't find any alternative boot orders.


Thanks for your suggestion. Is there anything else I can look into?

2013/3/26 Freddie <freddie_signup@gmx.co.uk>

I'm wanting to wake my philips freeline X10 (circa 2004) using wol.

I've enabled power on from PCI in the bios, and I've used ethtool and

The only option listed that looks promising is "Remote Power On" which is enabled. Waking on lan without this option doesn't work at all.

/etc/network/interfaces to ensure that wake on magick packet is enabled for
eth0 on every boot. I can confirm this with
# ethtool eth0

To clarify:

# ethtool eth0 | grep Wake-on
	Supports Wake-on: pumbg
	Wake-on: g

(the laptop is connect to the router by an ethernet cable)

After powering off the laptop if I send a magick packet using
# wakeonlan -i <ip address> <mac address>
The laptop powers on (that is, the power led turns on and the DVD drive
spins up a couple of times) but nothing boots. I'm left with a blank
screen. It might also be relevant that a usb peripheral (a sound card, in
this case) doesn't power on even though it would normally power on at
around the same time as the DVD drive spinning up during a normal (non-wol)

Does anyone have any ideas what this might be? I'm stumped.

Thanks in advance.


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