Wake On LAN on Fedora 7?

Chris Snook csnook at redhat.com
Thu Jan 17 20:08:21 UTC 2008

Andrew Junev wrote:
> Thursday, January 17, 2008, 10:04:53 PM, you wrote:
>> The correct way to do enable WOL is to add the following to
>> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:
>> ETHTOOL_OPTS="wol g"
>> Once this is in place, WOL should work after a normal shutdown, with no
>> initscript modifications.  If you have to hit the power button because ACPI bugs
>> are preventing soft power off, it probably won't work either way, and you should
>> file a bug report.
> What's a "normal shutdown"?
> I added the line to ifcfg-eth0 and rebooted the machine. Then I
> powered it down using "init 0". And again it didn't respond to the
> magic packet afterwards...

Sounds like a driver problem.  Are you by any chance using a Xen kernel?  That 
complicates things.

> The reason I shut down with the power button is just because it's
> easier. It's not that I hold it until the machine switches off, I just
> press it shortly and the machine shuts down the right way. Is it
> wrong?

No, that's the right way.  Something is buggy, either the kernel or the BIOS.

	-- Chris

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