[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#405870: wake on lan broken

Tiziano Zito otizonaizit at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 26 14:54:31 UTC 2007

Package: sysvinit
Version: 2.86.ds1-38
Followup-For: Bug #405870

Wake on LAN does not work here (Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme
BCM5754 ethernet controller). ethtool reports that wake on lan is
$ ethtool eth0
    Supports Wake-on: g
    Wake-on: d

I suspect the issue is related to what reported in bug #405870.
Wake on lan is enabled in the BIOS. If I shutdown the machine
manually from the grub menu (i.e.  before starting the OS), the
network card correctly remains active (LED flashing). On the other
hand, if I shutdown using halt, poweroff or shutdown commands, the
network card is switched off, even if I set NETDOWN=no in
/etc/default/halt , thus making WOL impossible. The original bug
report seems to be quite old, any progress on this? Do I understand
it correctly that the only workaround at the moment is recompiling
"halt" from upstream source?

thank you,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages sysvinit depends on:
ii  initscripts                 2.86.ds1-38  Scripts for initializing and shutt
ii  libc6                       2.3.6.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libselinux1                 1.32-3       SELinux shared libraries
ii  libsepol1                   1.14-2       Security Enhanced Linux policy lib
ii  sysv-rc                     2.86.ds1-38  System-V-like runlevel change mech
ii  sysvinit-utils              2.86.ds1-38  System-V-like utilities

sysvinit recommends no packages.

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