[SunRescue] SS2 running headless

Kurt Nowak rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Apr 5 20:46:44 CDT 2001

Strange... My Weitek PowerUp SS2 boots up without a keyboard but my other
"standard" SS2 will not..i guess it has a newer prom or something.. Oh, and my
IPC also boots up without a keyboard. Unplugging a keyboard from a running sun
seems to be ok...but plugging a keyboard into a running sparc is when it will
drop out to the openboot prompt. Maybe there are openboot setting for all these

As far as a serial cable goes just get a null cable adapter for your straight
throught serial cable at your local radioshack.  Plug the other end to ther
serial port of your Windows box running hyperterm or a *NIX box runnign minicom.
This page might help: http://www.obsolyte.com/sunFAQ/serial/


david at cantrell.org.uk wrote:

> My SS2 currently refuses to boot without the keyboard and monitor attached.
> I now want to run it headless.  Can someone tell me what needs prodding to
> get this sorted?
> Unfortunately, I don't have the weird cable I need for the serial port, but
> in any case, if anything goes wrong I can just attach a keyboard and monitor
> easily, as this is a home box, not stuck in the depths of a rack.
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