[mythtv-users] Simple power down/power up solution

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed May 11 16:53:58 UTC 2005

On 5/11/05, Barry Jett <bjett80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought I would share this simple solution for remotely powering up
> my Myth frontend box.
> My Myth hi-def system has a Epia 10k backend collecting firewire
> goodness from a Motorola 6200. My frontend is a 2.8G on an Asus
> P4R800-VM. During winter my frontend doubles as a space heater,
> but with summer on the way I needed a solution to remotely power
> up/down this box.
> This motherboard WILL NOT restart from wake-on-lan ( and I hope
> someone can disprove me on this). I've tried everything, but when
> you power down the system the ethernet will power down as well. I
> suspect the problem is due to the driver for the ATI 9100 on-board
> lan. I also tried bios tricks for setting the wake on a schedule time
> with no avail.


My Pundit-R (uses the ATI IXP200/9100IGP chipset) does not support
WOL, which is a PITA. I currently use nvram-wakeup to let it turn off
and on on its own, but obviously this does not let you wake it up

I guess one solution (if you have space) is to install a WOL capable
NIC, but if the current Heyu solution is working fine, why change it?


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