I have a couple of machines in my server room normally powered off which it's useful to be able to power up remotely.
One of them is an old dual-P3 IBM serverWorks Intel STL2 machine on which wake-on-LAN has performed flawlessly for years. I hit its MAC address with etherwake, and hey-presto there it is a minute or so later (unless it decided it was due an fsck).
The new system I'm having problems with is built on an Asus P5E3. In the BIOS' Power/APM settings wake is enabled for modem/PCI/PCIe devices. That alone doesn't let me wake it using etherwake, but if I use
ethtool -s eth0 wol g to enable magic-packet waking, then I can... once. Following any boot (whether via WOL or power-on) the state seems to always revert back to 'd' (disabled). How can I get the state set by ethtool to "stick" indefinitely ?
All systems involved are Debian Lenny, 2.6.26 kernel. Motherboard network interfaces being used, no add-in cards involved.
Thanks for any help