Re: Powermac G5 won't boot headless?
On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 10:59 -0400, Alexandre Gauthier wrote:
> Le mercredi 11 octobre 2006 02:11, Benjamin Herrenschmidt a écrit :
> > On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 00:29 -0400, Alexandre Gauthier wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > I am planning on using a Dual PowerMac G5 as a server. I installed Debian
> > > Stable and apt-pinned a few things, such as the kernel from Testing.
> > >
> > > All is well, until I realized that somehow, the machine apparently will
> > > NOT boot headless, that is, if the monitor is not present... this is
> > > slightly inconvenient in the case of a mail server that will almost never
> > > have a monitor plugged in, unless something is broken.
> > >
> > > I was wondering if anyone had an idea about this, or maybe a workaround?
> > No monitor plugged or no video card ? I don't have a problem with the
> > first case though I haven't tested the second case.
> > Ben.
> No monitor. The machine does have a Video Card.
> What happens when I yank the DVI cable from the machine, and reboot is:
> 1) The chime is heard
> 2) Fans kick in gradually.
> Since I can't see where it is in the boot process at all, I assume it is
> somewhere in yaboot, wich would indeed cause the fans to kick in to full
> speed if left on for a while...
> But it never boots completely. Add a monitor, and it's fine...
interesting... I have a dual with a serial port, I'll do some tests. It
could be a yaboot issue.