Re: Sparc ELC reporting Power-On SelfTest failure..
Ryan Kirkpatrick wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Erick Kinnee wrote:
> > I see the same thing on my SS2 with a new NVRAM. If you read the
> > hostid/NVRAM FAQ closely there is mention of some ships failing POST but
> > working just fine. I ended up with the 200ms chip that mouser.com
> > carries. They said they were out of the 150ms ones when I orderd. I
> > figure the speed difference is what's casuing this problem. I may be
> > able to test this exactly as I now have an IPX that needs a NVRAM too.
> Now that you mention it, I do remember that part of the NVRAM FAQ.
> Though I just checked, and I did get the 150ns NVRAM from mouser. Oh
> well, at least I don't have to re-enter all the IDPROM data each time the
> system boots. :) Also just realized that I paid as much for the NVRAM chip
> as I already had in the system to begin with (surplus sales are great :).
> As for the IPX, I have one of those two (my web server), and as
> far as I can tell, its NVRAM chip is fine (for now...). Anyway, thanks for
> the help.
Funny that my IPX doesn't keep time anymore when switched off.
I just haven't turned it off. Oh well I'm using a Classic now anyway.
Well I used to use the Classic around 1 year ago using redhat 6
unfortunately one of its tasks was to burn cd's which would lock up
the scsi bus (still burn't a perfect cd though). It all ended one day when the
scsi failed completely as
well as locking up the frame buffer. I converted it to a Classic X and
replaced it with the IPX which suffered the same problem so I installed
slink which didn't cause lockups. Recently I fault tested the Classic's board to
find nothing wrong and found the scsi working again and the rest is history.
Now I'm holding my breath.
N.B. everything runs debian now.