[rescue] Some days ....

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Sat Jun 7 23:06:21 CDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 08:25:36PM -0700, Robert Novak wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > Somewhere during the process, it appears I somehow managed to kill both
> > framebuffers.
> Not unlikely, but kinda rare, unless you heard a snapping sound. I've done
> some bad stuff to cards and had them survive.
> > I don't know whether I zapped them while swapping them, or forgot to
> > unplug the power cable after powering off the machine or what ....   but
> > OpenBoot now reports no screen found.
> Doublecheck the keyboard? Sounds weird, but I think you get that message
> if you don't have a keyboard too.

No, that's 'Keyboard not present.'  I get that one too.

ok boot -r 
Resetting ... 

screen not found.
Can't open input device.
Keyboard not present.  Using ttya for input and output.

Sun Ultra 30 UPA/PCI (UltraSPARC-II 248MHz), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 3.9, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #9608774.
Ethernet address 8:0:20:92:9e:46, Host ID: 80929e46.

Rebooting with command: boot -r                                       
Boot device: /pci at 1f,4000/scsi at 3/disk at 0,0  File and args: -r
SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_112233-05 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2002 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.

Currently I can get in via ssh and via serial console from my Ultra1.

> Does anything *fb show up from 'show-devs' at the prom prompt?

ok show-devs
/SUNW,UltraSPARC-II at 0,0
/counter-timer at 1f,1c00
/pci at 1f,2000
/pci at 1f,4000
/memory at 0,0
/pci at 1f,4000/scsi at 3
/pci at 1f,4000/network at 1,1
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1
/pci at 1f,4000/scsi at 3/tape
/pci at 1f,4000/scsi at 3/disk
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/SUNW,CS4231 at 14,200000
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/flashprom at 10,0
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/eeprom at 14,0
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/fdthree at 14,3023f0
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/ecpp at 14,3043bc
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/su at 14,3062f8
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/su at 14,3083f8
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/se at 14,400000
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/sc at 14,500000
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/SUNW,pll at 14,504000
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/power at 14,724000
/pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/auxio at 14,726000

I don't see any framebuffers there.  :p  At least the PCI bus is still

If I get *REAL* lucky, I just *MIGHT* be able to replace them both on
eBay.  Anyone happen to know the difference between a 501-4860 and a
501-5484? There's 87 of the former and 47 of the latter on eBay right
now for $14.99 and $19.99 respectively BIN, plus $6 shipping, from the
same seller.  There's two Creator3Ds as well, and if no-one else bids on
the lower-priced one, I just BARELY have enough in the bank for it and a

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