DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-07
Re: Wake on LAN
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Has anybody got wake on lan (WOL) working with DragonFly? I patched
:if_nfe to not disable WOL, but it still doesn't seem to work. I can
:watch the network leds blinking while my box is off, so it's receiving
:those magic packets and I can also power-on the box using the keyboard.
:But it just doesn't wake up.
:Is there more involved (I read about not disabling PCI when shutting
:down would help or something similar, but it was Linux-related), or is
:it just my cheap ASUS mainboard?
I don't know anyone who uses that stuff, so it could be that it just
doesn't work at all. Usually you also have to tell the BIOS which
devices to WOL on.
It's just that I'd prefer not to run my home-server 24x7 to not waste
too much energy (and still being able to access it remotely). In an
ideal world it wouldn't be neccessary to do that as the components would
save power when idle.
Well, my mainboard supports it, but by searching around on the web, a
lot a people have problems with getting it working (including me).