Getting Wake-On-Lan to work with a Shuttle SK41G and Mandrake Linux 9.1

February 18, 2004

My main computer is a Shuttle SK41G. It is a great computer… elegant, powerful, and small. I have windows installed for games (the SK41G is great for LAN parties), but I use Mandrake Linux most of the time. To get Wake-On-Lan(WOL) working with it, I had to do two things:

  1. Enable WOL in the BIOS. The options for this are in “Power Management Setup”–>”IRQ/Event Activity Detect”. There are two options: “PowerOn by PCI Card” and “Modem Ring Resume”. I’m not sure why, but either option enables WOL when the computer has just been plugged into power, but “PowerOn by PCI Card” is the only one I could get to enable WOL when linux shuts down the computer. (WOL is strange that way…)
  2. Configure linux so WOL is enabled when the computer shuts down. This WOL FAQ suggests adding a post-install line to /etc/modules.conf to run ethtool, but that didn’t work on my system. Instead I put this in /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
    ethtool -s eth0 wol ubmg
    

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[...] The OS on the target machine has to leave the network card in a WOL-ready state when it shuts down. Instructions for linux and windows. Here is how I set up my Shuttle SK41G for WOL [...]

posted on March 26, 2006 by Zovirl Industries » Blog Archive » How to Set Up the Wake-On-Lan Proxy On Bering firewalls

I know this is an old post but just to say many thanks – I’ve stuggled for days with the SK41 not working on WOL – this sorted it in an instant. Isn’t the internt wonderful – I’d have given up, now I’ve learn’t something instead.

posted on June 26, 2008 by Mark Hay

Glad it was helpful!

posted on July 11, 2008 by Mark

[...] Category Cloud Development General Gutsy Hardy Intrepid Media Mobile MythTV Personal Photography & Graphics PIM PocketPC PVR-150 Tips Tools Ubuntu Uncategorized Shuttle PC Wake-On-LAN August 2, 2009, 8:50 pm Filed under: Uncategorized I found instructions on how to activate the Wake on LAN on my Shuttle SK41G. [...]

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