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Re: wake on lan: power on no boot

On Mon, 1 Apr 2013, sting wing wrote:

hey freddie

this might give some over sight to the landscape.


Thanks sting. That's a useful pointer - there's plenty on there that I've been wanting to know!

I've had a look through the page you pointed to and it discusses booting starting from the BIOS launching (POST, splash screen etc.). However, the laptop doesn't reach that stage - no POST, the usual splash screen isn't displayed, and so on. This seems to imply it isn't an issue with the boot sequence, but with the fact that the boot sequence isn't even reached.

Thanks for the idea either way. Any more? ;)


On Mar 25, 2013, at 5:32 PM, 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.


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