[SunRescue] AW: Keyboard/Mouse --Wanted / SUN IPC won't start
Fleet Captain Druaga
Druaga at pmail.net
Tue Jul 4 08:30:33 CDT 2000
Make sure that you do not have the keyboard plugged in when trying to get a
message off of the serial port. Usually you'll at least see some sort of
message like "not nvram" or something similar. I have three IPCs that I run
headless and they all work fine.
Also it's far better to go out an get a Mac serial cable and a null-modem to
connect to serial port A on the IPC. It's not that expensive and is far
more stable (most of the time) than making your own cable.
Hope this helps!
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
> >Behalf Of chris Gnther
> >Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 7:38 AM
> >To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> >Subject: [SunRescue] AW: Keyboard/Mouse --Wanted / SUN IPC won't start
> >I have a SUN IPC too - as well from eBay. I do have a Type 5
> >keyboard and an optical mouse (without the necessary pad). I
> >am not writing because I want to sell these (would be difficult
> >from germany, anyway) but because I have serious troubles
> >getting it to work. Maybe you can, and want to, help me.
> >My IPC came with the Weitek-Chip in it, a second Frame Buffer,
> >an ISDN-card and a 2GB IBM-SCSI HDD. When I turned it on the
> >first time, with everything plugged in, the HDD started, the
> >SUN beeped one time and all the Keyboard-LEDs blinkt one time.
> >Then, after a short while, the LEDs blinked once more all at
> >the same time and that was it. No information on screen or any
> >other response.
> >I started asking around a bit and came over a HowTo describing
> >how ro connect a SUN over the serial port A with the serial port
> >of a PC. I organized a cable which has the appropriate connectors
> >for MINI-DIN and SER232c and followed the instructions but again
> >I was not successfull, meaning I didn't get any response from the
> >SUN on my terminal-program.
> >Now I don't know what to do nor do I know what else may be wrong.
> >If you have any idea, what else I can try, please mail me. I'd
> >really like to get this SUN working because if not, I have two
> >SUN 16" SONY-Monitors, as well as the SUN itself lying around
> >my homeplace.
> > Thanks in advance and sorry for my horrific english
> > chris
> >| chris |
> >| ------------------------------- |
> >| database design & programming |
> >| agentur fiedler / video.de |
> >| |
> >| madram at video.de |
> >-----Ursprngliche Nachricht-----
> >Von: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]Im
> >Auftrag von Clay Mellender
> >Gesendet: Montag, 3. Juli 2000 23:19
> >An: rescue at sunhelp.org
> >Betreff: [SunRescue] Keyboard/Mouse --Wanted
> >Anybody have a spare keyboard and mouse that will work on a Sun
> >Sparc IPC?
> >I couldnt resist buying a couple of these off of e-bay, but of
> >course they
> >didnt come with the necessities. If they were in the Madison,
> >Wisconsin area
> >I would come pick them up, but will happily pay UPS to bring them to me.
> >Is there an adapter around that will let me use a ps/2 mouse and keyboard
> >with these?
> >Clay Mellender
> >Network Administrator
> >Hy Cite Corporation
> >608-273-3373 Ext. 6224
> >Rescue maillist - Rescue at sunhelp.org
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