Re: forcedeth - WOL

From: Björn Steinbrink
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 14:39:23 EST

On 2006.09.27 19:50:41 +0200, Martin Filip wrote:
> Hi to LKML,
> I'm experiencing some troubles with WOL with my nForce NIC.
> The problem is simple - after setting WOL mode to magic packet my PC
> won't wake up. I've noticed there were some changes about this in new
> kernel, but no luck for me.
> I'm using 2.6.18 kernel, vanilla. I've tried this with Windows Vista RC1
> (build 5600) and WOL works correctly. My NIC is integrated on MSI K8N
> Neo4-FI
> Is there any way how can I help with developement of this feature?

Did you check that WOL was enabled? I need to re-activate it after each
boot (I guess that's normal, not sure though).
The output of "ethtool eth0" should show:

Supports Wake-on: g
Wake-on: g

Also, I remember a bugzilla entry in which it was said that the MAC was
somehow reversed by the driver. I that is still the case (I can't find
the bugzilla entry right now), you might just reverse the MAC address in
your WOL packet to workaround the bug.

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