On 7/31/07, Tino Keitel <tino.keitel+mactel-users@tikei.de> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 17:37:06 +0200, Pierre Maziere wrote:
> Hello,
> I try to enable the wake on lan feature on my macmini.
> I use a slackware 12.0 and the kernel modified with mactel patches.
> I carefully enabled the WOL option with ethtool and shutdown the macmini.
> Then I use the wol utility from my openWRT patched router, with the MAC
> address of the macmini as argument, but it fails to wake it up ...
> Does any body have a successful report of WOL with the intel macmini ?

It works at least when I suspend to RAM in Linux or MacOS X. Did you
try to boot MacOS X, shutdown and then send a WOL packet? If this
doesn't work, then maybe it won't work at all after a shutdown.

I did not try with suspend to RAM.
With MacOS X, I checked the "wake the computer for administrator access"-like option in the energy preferences, but it was not successful: I am only able to suspend to RAM and the WOL packet is inneffective. Even when I installed the SafeSleep tool, I was unable to do anything else but suspend to RAM. When shutting down the macmini, the WOL packet is not successful.

With linux, I unsucessfully did what I described above.
This is strange because the sky2 driver are supposed to handle WOL correctly: the author of the driver was not able tell me what's going wrong
I installed the suspend2 patch for 2.6.22 kernel and I will do some test with suspend to RAM and suspend to disk, but I'm not convince of this since the suspend to disk is simply a dump of the RAM in the swap partition, then a check of the presence of this dump when the computer reboot: it does not involve dealing with the network card at all.
Suspend to RAM may work, but I'd rather like to use the suspend to disk