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Sun newbie w/ SparcStation 5


I am new to the world of Sun and the Sparc architecture.  I recently got
a SparcStation 5 real cheap, but have no idea what is on it or how it is
configured, and was hoping to run Linux on it.

However, I am unable to connect to it in any fashion.  I have a type 5
keyboard and mouse, and I got a 13W3 to DB15 vga cable to connect my
Radius L1 monitor (supports up to 1600x1200).  When I connect both, I
power it up, but nothing appears on the screen.  I do hear the hard
drive accessing like it is booting an OS.  Two SBUS video cards are
installed, I tried connecting to both to no avail.

Next, I tried console over serial.  I used ZTerm on a Power Macintosh
and a modem cable to connect to Serial A on the SS5:  9600, non-parity,
but nothing appeared on the console as I booted the sun...

Any ideas what to try.  I also tried STOP-A and cntrl-c to break into
the OpenBoot promt with no luck.


Paul Lorah

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