Re: Problems with an Ultra 5
You do realize that this OpenBoot setting can be changed, right?
--- Chris Newport <email@example.com> wrote:
> What monitor are you using ?
> This sounds typical of a monitor which cannot handle Sun's default
> resolution of 1172 x (796 ? not sure).
> Try using a serial console (you must unplug the keyboard for this to
> or a different monitor. About half of my PC monitors will not work
> Sun machines.
> On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Tyler wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 01:44:19 -0700
> > From: Tyler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Problems with an Ultra 5
> > Resent-Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 03:46:16 -0500 (CDT)
> > Resent-From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > I'm trying to set up an Ultra 5 that I purchased last year, but am
> > problems getting anything out of it. I've hooked it up to power,
> > video and sun type 6 keyboard/mouse (not usb). I've then turned it
> on, a few
> > seconds goes by with the monitor not doing anything, then, the
> monitor gets a
> > signal, and comes out of power save mode, but this only lasts 5 or
> > seconds, before it goes back to power save mode (no signal) (and
> never gets a
> > signal again), so this isn't long enough to see anything on the
> > because the screen isn't on long enough (doesn't warm up) to
> actually see the
> > image.
> > The system sounds like its doing something still, as the 8.4gb IDE
> hard drive
> > chugs away for 30 seconds to a minute, before becoming quiet again.
> At this
> > point.. I don't know what (if anything) I can do .. without
> rebooting it
> > again (is there a key combo for rebooting?). I've tried turning it
> on with a
> > debian sarge net install bootable CD, and a solaris 9 install cd,
> both do the
> > same thing as above.
> > At this point, I'm looking for help (documentation) on setting up,
> > troubleshooting an ultra5/10 system, lists of key combinations that
> may help
> > me (I've read that STOP + A during power on may get me to the OBP
> open boot
> > prompt, however, I haven't had the chance to try this option yet,
> and am not
> > really sure what settings may need changing once i'm there, to stop
> the video
> > from disabling itself, or whatever its doing).
> > Thanks,
> > Tyler.
> > PS - My goal is to get debian installed. If someone can point me
> to some
> > *specific* docs to troubleshoot such linux un-related problems on a
> > machine, so I can actually get to installing linux, I would
> appreciate it.
> > Also, there's been a few messages on the mailing list that seem to
> point out
> > that the standard debian net install CD is not useable on an ultra5
> > if this is true, can someone please point specifically to one that
> will work,
> > for when I actually get to the point of installing :)
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