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Re: wake on lan: power on no boot


i use WOL too, and there is more than one tool in debian, the other one is etherwake.
And it depends on the PC which one will work.
(WOL can be triggerd via UDP or Magic Paket)


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

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

Thanks in advance.


Florian Reitmeir
E-Mail: florian@reitmeir.org
Tel: +43 650 2661660

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