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Old 11-20-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Sussex, UK
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Wake on Lan - Link on b4 power up, No Link light after shutdown?


I am using slackware 9.1 with bareacpi.i (decided to use this after some reading...) Kernal 2.4.22 btw out of the box.. will re-compile a slim down version when i get around to it.....

My Goal is to be able to power up my machine via a magic packet, it works fine with both my Dell GX1s which I use as servers...

The PC I muck around on, is just a clone with a BX/Z chipset, but it dose have WOL in the bios, and I have fitted a 3Com 3c905C-TXM complete with the jumper lead as the PCI bios is only v2.1.

When I power the PC up from cold, but do not hit the button on the front to start the PC, then the link light appears on the hub/card tellin' me WOL is ready for action(?)

I send a magic packet.. nowt happends... not too suprised, as card not initialised to wol ??? (maybe??)

I then hit the button on the front, and off we go, Slacky boots, but when I do a shutdown -h, I can do a full soft power down, but it kills the netcard stone dead.. no link light...

what's going on... all comments greatfully recieved to point me in the direction of why slackware is ?disabling WOL... ?


FYI, here's some info from my box. Im not too sure what it's maybe trying to tell me.. only being doing this linux stuff a few months.

00:10.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 74)
Subsystem: 3Com Corporation 3C905C-TX Fast Etherlink for PC Management NIC
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (2500ns min, 2500ns max), cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: I/O ports at d400 [size=128]
Region 1: Memory at ea800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
Expansion ROM at e8000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

#cat /proc/acpi/info
version: 20030813
states: S0 S1 S4 S4Bios S5 <<<< S4BOis ??? wos that ????????

#cat /proc/interrupts
0: 511294 XT-PIC timer
1: 2 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
5: 0 XT-PIC usb-uhci
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
9: 0 XT-PIC acpi
10: 1632 XT-PIC eth0
14: 2075 XT-PIC ide0
15: 8 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
ERR: 0

#dmesg (lots of other stuff snipped out)

ACPI: have wakeup address 0xc0001000
On node 0 totalpages: 65520
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 61424 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 PCPART ) @ 0x000f6be0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 AWARD AWRDACPI 0x30302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x0fff3000
ACPI: FADT (v001 AWARD AWRDACPI 0x30302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x0fff3040
ACPI: DSDT (v001 PCPART AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000a) @ 0x00000000
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=301 acpi=force <<<< my bios is before the cutoff date
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20030813
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb210, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: System [ACPI] (supports S0 S1 S4bios S4 S5)
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15, disabled)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15, disabled)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: Power Resource [PFAN] (on)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 10
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: if you experience problems, try using option 'pci=noacpi' or even 'acpi=off'
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Fan [FAN] (on)
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports C1 C2, 2 throttling states)
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (22 C)

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