Re: How to shutdown my debian without deactivating the power of the wol nic card
From: Frank Meyer (macaddict_at_sasktel.net)
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:41:25 -0500
A quick groups.google.com search for "wake on lan" linux posted
a few answers, but none of them are good.. It sounds like you need to
send the card a special ethernet packet? Even then you have to have the
stuff enabled in your bios. To my mind, it wouldn't be linux's place to
start the machine from off at the first sign of a packet, it would be
the lan cards or the bios. Try looking into abm (the power managment
service) to see what levels of sleep you can move your machine into...
Sleeping the hdd, screen, and processor sound like a better solution
than waiting for the machine to boot from dead anyway.
>I am using a debian kernel 2.4.18
>a nic 3com wol is installed in the machine
>this card is wake on lan
>it works but a problem occurs after I shutdown the computer
>It seems that when linux shutdown the computer it deactivates the power
>source of the nic and
>then makes impossible the wake on lan of this computer.
>Does anyone knows how to shutdown the computer preserving the power on of
>the nic card ?
>Thanks in advance
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