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Re: Getting wake-on-lan to work in Etch



Le Thursday 26 July 2007 14:14:57 Raj Kiran Grandhi, vous avez écrit :
> On 7/26/07, Gilles Mocellin <gilles.mocellin@free.fr> wrote:
> > Le Wednesday 25 July 2007 01:46:03 Raj Kiran Grandhi, vous avez écrit:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am trying to get "wake on lan" to work in Etch. I have a motherboard
> > > with an onboard NIC which supports wake-on-lan. I have enabled
> > > wake-on-lan in the bios. When I poweroff the computer during POST, I am
> > > able to remotely wake it, but if I shut it down from Etch, power to the
> > > NIC is also being turned off and wake-on-lan does not work. I have
> > > edited '/etc/init.d/halt' and removed the '-i' option from the 'halt'
> > > command, but the NIC is still being powered down.
> >
> > Try to add this line in your /etc/network/interfaces :
> >   post-down ethtool -s eth0 wol g
> >
> > It tells your nic to prepare to be woken up, so perhaps it will not power
> > off.
> >
> > Install ethtool if you don't have it.
>
> ethtool did the trick! Thanks a lot. Only, I had to add that line as a
> script in the /etc/network/if-up.d directory.

It's OK, I just thought it was more suitable to set wol for the card on 
network stop, not start.
But I was perhaps wrong about the post-down, perhaps a bit too late.
If it work at start, let's go. Personnaly, I prefer to add a "up" line in 
my /etc/network/interfaces instead of create a script 
in /etc/network/if-up.d. That Way I know wich interface is up.

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