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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    WOL not working

    I can't seem to get WOL to work under Linux Mint, though if I boot to Windows 10 on the same system, it works fine. That tells me it isn't my bios settings or NIC, but rather something I haven't set up right. The attempt to WOL is over the LAN after computer has been set to suspend manually. Here is my system info.


    Host: senlis-System-Product-Name Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
               Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
    Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V LK version: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends version: 1001 date: 02/01/2013
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-3570K CPU (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28021.2 
               Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1700.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 670] bus-ID: 01:00.0 
               X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz, 1920x1080@60.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 670/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 352.63 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card-1: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
               Card-2: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-37-generic
    Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
               driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1280.3GB (10.4% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD6400AAKS size: 640.1GB 
               2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD6400AAKS size: 640.1GB 
    Partition: ID: / size: 579G used: 125G (23%) fs: ext4 ID: /boot size: 236M used: 48M (22%) fs: ext2 
               ID: swap-1 size: 8.53GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
    RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:27C 
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
    Info:      Processes: 184 Uptime: 17:10 Memory: 1535.3/7926.9MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
    Settings for eth0:
        Supported ports: [ TP MII ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
                                1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full 
        Supported pause frame use: No
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
                                1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full 
        Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Link partner advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                             100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
                                             1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full 
        Link partner advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Link partner advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: MII
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Supports Wake-on: pumbg
        Wake-on: g
        Current message level: 0x00000033 (51)
                       drv probe ifdown ifup
        Link detected: yes
    ethtool -s eth0 wol g
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    post-down /usr/bin/wakewol
    Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by matt_symes; December 30th, 2015 at 09:23 PM. Reason: Added code tags

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Re: WOL not working

    Thread moved to the "MINT" forum.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: WOL not working


    Wake-on: g
    The network card supports and has enabled wake on lan.

    Have you sent a magic packet to the hardware interface of the ethernet card yet ?

    I use wakeonlan

    sudo apt-get install wakeonlan
    wakeonlan <mac_address_of_interface>
    I don't use it to wake from a suspend state, but i do use it to wake my backup server from a powered down (but plugged in) state.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    Re: WOL not working

    wakeonlan was what I was using to send a magic packet to the machine. The laptop I am sending the packet from is on the LAN.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: WOL not working

    You will more than likely need to enable the WoL flag each time the machine is booted. I had to do that with my backup server by using this script placed in /etc/init.d/

    ## /etc/init.d/wakeonlan
    # description: Force NIC into WOL mode
    /sbin/ethtool -s eth0 wol g
    I wake that machine up from a powered off state like matt_symes does.
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