Linux-specific configuration

To configure the Wake on LAN feature for Red Hat or SUSE Linux, complete the following steps:

  1. Type the following command:
    insmod bcm5700.o enable_wol=1,1

    The enable_wol=1,1 parameter instructs the device driver to enable the Wake on LAN feature for both Broadcom controllers in a single blade server. Because there are two Broadcom controllers, you must issue a 1 for each of them.
  2. Recompile the device driver for your Linux image. For example, a device driver that was compiled in Red Hat Linux is not guaranteed to function for SUSE Linux. See the documentation that comes with your operating system for information about compiling device drivers. For you to compile the Broadcom device drivers in Red Hat Linux, a default installation is not sufficient because all files that are required for a successful compilation are not included. A custom installation of Red Hat Linux, in which the packages for software and kernel development are selected, includes the files that are required for successful compilation of the device drivers.