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Old 04-05-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question Trigger wakeonlan upon xbmc (Ubuntu) resume


I am running xbmc live 9.11 (r26018) (which I guess is based on Ubuntu Mobile edition) installed and running on ASRock HTPC with all media shared from another pc that is running Windows Home Server (WHS). On week days I am usually out of town so I have configured my WHS to auto standby after certain period of inactivity. My HTPC as well goes into standby and not complete power off.

Now, I would like to have my HTPC send a wakeonlan command to WHS upon resume. I have added following command in /etc/rc.local which is not helping:
wakeonlan <WHS MAC Address>
If I manually type this command in a shell then my WHS does respond and wake up but no response via entry in /etc/rc.local file. I am not much familiar with linux environment and still in the learning stages. I would appreciate if you could tell me what I am doing wrong here and how can I fix it?

Thanks and Regards,
Old 04-05-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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try adding the full path to your wakeonlan, that might do the trick.
Old 04-05-2010, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thanks Sharaz.

Could you please also tell me the full path?

Also, can you confirm if /etc/rc.local file is reloaded upon system resume?


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