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Re: Indy, headless

On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 08:29:21PM +0100, Hartwig Atrops wrote:
> > setenv console s1
> I changed the environment parameter from console=g to console=s1 today.
> Without keyboard (and mouse) the machine does not boot (and the monitor stays 
> dark). No ping response. With keyboard attached, it boots. Mouse does not 
> work, I cannot select the menue item to set console to g again. 
> What now?

What you have done is to put the console on the serial port. Without
a serial terminal or another machine to act as a terminal emulator,
this may not have been what you really wanted. If you do want to run
it headless and have another machine act as a serial console on it,
you'll need an 8-pin mini-DIN serial cable for the port on the Indy
(same kind that older Macintosh computers used for connecting an
external modem) and a null-modem adaptor and possibly gender/size
changers from there to whatever kind of serial port is on the other
machine running the terminal emulator. I am not aware of a way to
break into the PROM monitor from the KVM when the console is set to
the serial port, but that's not to say there isn't one.
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