Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)
kent at khauser.net
Mon Mar 31 16:49:12 PDT 2008
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at msu.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 02:09:22PM -0800, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Walker
> > > Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 11:37 AM
> > > To: Kent Hauser; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > > Subject: Re: Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)
> > >
> > >
> > > I would like to know of any other easier ways to do this.
> > Any network admin worth his salt has an old win98 system tucked
> > away that can be used to create bootable dos cd's.
> Don't know much about the value of salt, but the old Win 98 machine
> I have around has a dead CD and dead floppy as well. Guess they are
> replaceable, but is it worth money and bother?
> I wouldn't be surprised if there are many like that sitting around.
> > And if your
> > really a wizard you have a windows for workgroups 3.11 system
> > tucked away as there are devices (notably HP JetDirect print servers)
> > that can only be firmware-updated from that platform, plus you
> > have a genuine DOS system with an
> > EGA card and monitor in inventory, like I do. ;-) I'm sure one of
> > these days I'll need it for something...
> > The ultimate guru's of course, have in addition to this, a trash-80,
> > an Apple II, a Commodore PET, and a VAX 11/70 plus the 3-phase power
> > to run it - and still remember how to boot all of them....
> > Ted
You comments got me to thinking, I have tossed all my old PC/AT, W98, etc
systems a while back (along with my old Foghat 8-tracks -- yes I cruised to
Fool for the City on 8-track), but I still had a W98SE boot CD -- and
amazingly enough it worked. And it recognized my flash drive as B: no
problem. So step 1 complete.
Now I seem to have run up against a FreeBSD 7.x ACPI bug. Now that WOL is
turned on, if I "halt -p", I get the HUB LED to come back on -- but I can't
wake the machine. However, if I pull the power on the box & plug it back in,
I can WOL the machine fine. Everything is fine when booted in XP.
Any thoughts on this one?
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