Hi all, I have an Asus N56VZ laptop running Manjaro 5.2.11 with an Atheros AR8161 LAN card affected by the alx broken WoL bug.
For a few years I've been using an USB3/GE dongle but today I needed an extra USB port so I decided to try the built-in GE again and installed the alx-wol-dkms package from the AUR to get WoL working, it was updated recently to work with kernel 5.x
Unfortunately WoL still doesn't work. The modules are installed but I'm not sure if they are being used. I tried to run
sudo mkinitcpio -p linux52 but no change.
[ser@lt ~]$ dkms status alx-wol, 5, 4.19.69-1-MANJARO, x86_64: installed alx-wol, 5, 5.2.11-1-MANJARO, x86_64: installed [ser@lt ~]$ modinfo -n alx /lib/modules/5.2.11-1-MANJARO/updates/alx.ko.xz [ser@lt ~]$
Though ethtool can configure WoL and I thought that with the unpatched driver that shouldn't be possible, still WoL isn't working.
[ser@lt ~]$ sudo ethtool enp4s0 | grep Wake Supports Wake-on: pg Wake-on: d [ser@lt ~]$ sudo ethtool -s enp4s0 wol g [ser@lt ~]$ sudo ethtool enp4s0 | grep Wake Supports Wake-on: pg Wake-on: g [ser@lt ~]$
It'd be great if someone who is using this patched driver or is familiar with dkms could help me solve the problem.