[SunRescue] Old Skool Sparc 2 with SunOS 4.1.1
paul.pries at sonera.com
Thu Dec 30 07:21:35 CST 1999
OK, Maybe it doesn't exist in the ss2... *sigh* I
just checked the
eeprom of my ss20 and there it is called
Guess you have to fins a way of connecting it to a
The eeprom is much like the cmos of pc's. The
diag-device is, if I
recall correctly a path to some standalone
diagnostic programs that
can be run in diagnostic mode. Nothing you wanna
do if you're not
knowing exactly what you do.. :)
A tranceiver should cost no more than a few bucks,
why wait for 3 days?
Your local supplystore should have them en-masse.
No problem with my time, I'm just sitting at work
the new millennium to fuck things up... Or rather,
not to fuck things up too much... *grin*
Good luck, and give me a holler if there are more
tangui at cell2000.net wrote:
> Hey, I did look at the environment thing before... and now when I look at
> it, it doesn't have anything that even remotely suggests that it can control
> this... I thought it would be at the OS level... I don't even understand
> what this eeprom is... is that the Sparc equivalent of CMOS? there is one
> variable called diag-device = net and its set to true... I am not sure what
> it does...
> If I don't figure something out by the time the sun comes up... over here...
> I will wait until I find a transceiver to buy... I saw a few on e-bay but
> the autcions end in like 3 days or something hehehe
> thanx for your time paul
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "paul pries" <paul.pries at sonera.com>
> To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 4:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [SunRescue] Old Skool Sparc 2 with SunOS 4.1.1
> > OK, if I recall everything correctly, just
> > plugging in an
> > ordinary tranceiver in the back of the ss2 would
> > do the trick.
> > To enter the eeprom, follow these steps:
> > - turn on the power
> > - when the boot starts, press the "stop" and "a"
> > keys (L1 a).
> > - at the ">" prompt, type "n" for new command
> > mode.
> > ( if the prompt anything else than ">" you
> > probably are in
> > the new mode already)
> > - type "printenv". This will show some variables
> > with their settings.
> > locate the one that is named something like
> > "carrier test" (I'm
> > taking this from memory and don't know the exact
> > variable name...)
> > - type "setenv <variable name> off"
> > - type reboot to reboot the box.
> > Done. :)
> > /Paul.
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