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I have a box running Debian Unstable that I'd like to power on via wake-on-lan. I had it running some time in the past; at some point in time it stopped working, but I didn't care that much about it so I didn't investigate it further.

Now I did investigate, and this is what I found out: given that the BIOS is configured correctly, I can remotely wake the box if I shut it down before it boots Linux (it works if I shut it down while the Grub menu is visible), but it doesn't work if I shut it down when Linux is running. I tried shutting it down via poweroff, shutdown -h now and pushing the power button, but all with the same effect: no response to wake-up packets.

So, what can I do to enable the wake-on-lan feature again?

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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