[Nelug] Anyone know anything about how to install an RS6000 43p 140?
Edward Younger - Sun Volume System Products - Software Engineer
Edward.Younger at sun.com
Sun Sep 8 13:56:01 UTC 2002
Peter Wolfendale writes:
> Most of the time it starts to read the CD or floppy and then nothing
> more happens, I can't type anything more in, or indeed do anything.
> I've been looking into it and I think the problem may be that the
> monitor is plugged in through a graphics card (some kind of Altera
> Flex). Unfortunately there appears to be no display adapter on the
> motherboard so this is the only place to plug it in. This would mean
> that when linux actually boots it doesn't display on the monitor, though
> I can't confirm this in any way. I need some sort of kernel argument to
> add to make it display through the graphics card, unfortunately I've
> been unable to find anything, I've seen references to such a procedure
> but no actual instructions.
Hmm, if it's anything like Sparc Linux it will (try to) use whatever
openboot gives it as input-device and output-device as the console.
Are they currently set to "keyboard" and "screen" ? - I guess so.
Have you tried a terminal on the serial port to see if anything's
coming out there ?
Just some random debug thoughts.
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