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Old 08-30-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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WOL - 3c905B not booting


I have Mandrake 9.2 setup on this PC. I want to WOL it from another Linux server. The Mdk PC currently has a 3c905B NIC in it with the WOL cable connected to the motherboard. I cannot for the life of me get this computer to remotely wake up. I need some ideas.

I have played with as many combinations as I can come up with of PNP in the bios, apm & acpi flags within the grub menu.lst, and even other NIC cards. This PC does successfully go all the way to powersave after a halt, and one light on the NIC always stays on. The Cisco 2948 switch it is connected to also has an appropriate activity light.

I have tried the wol command that came on my other SuSE box, as well as demoware W32 apps, all without success. On the SuSE box I run
wol <mac address>
-and-
wol --host <broadcast IP> <mac address>
and still get no response. I have triple checked the mac addy through local ifconfig, DHCP server logs, and the Cisco switch logged info. When both computers are up, they can ping each other.

Any ideas to get this work would be greatly appreciated. No idea too obvious.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:49 AM   #2
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I would still love to get this computer waking on its own in the morning.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 08:27 AM   #3
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:32 PM   #5
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If you haven't solved it yet,
try this and see if that helps.

I was just looking into that for my nforce2, that's how I found this thread and the above link.
Got it working, couldn't find parameters to pass to the forcedeth module but ethtool did the trick.

...HTH
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:47 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for replying. Great idea, but unfortunately:

Code:
[root@localhost downloads]# ethtool -s eth0 wol umbg
Cannot get current wake-on-lan settings: Operation not supported
  not setting wol
[root@localhost downloads]# ethtool -s eth0 wol ubg
Cannot get current wake-on-lan settings: Operation not supported
  not setting wol
[root@localhost downloads]# cat /etc/modules.conf

alias eth0 3c59x enable_wol=1
alias sound-slot-0 es1371
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci
[root@localhost downloads]#
More ideas would be great, but at this point I have the secretaries trained to turn the kiosk PC on as they walk through the lobby. It would be a nice thank you to them for putting up with it, but the current system works.
 
  


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