[rescue] booting onyx - only mouse pointer shows

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at ohno.mrbill.net
Thu Oct 30 10:56:25 CST 2003

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 05:37:49PM +0100, Walter Belgers wrote:
> Hi,
> I just rescued an Onyx Reality Station (nice :)
> The system boots and I get a login prompt on tty1. However, all I get on
> the monitor is a blank screen with a red mouse pointer. I have attached
> the correct keyboard. In fact, I was able to log in as guest on tty1,
> and after typing guest^Mguest on the keyboard, I noticed another guest
> being logged in via X. Still nothing but a red mouse pointer. Does this
> sound familiar to anybody? I use an SGI GDM-20E21 monitor. It's not the
> monitor cable.

Do you know how the machine was used?  Off the top of my head, it sounds
like it was reconfigured by the previous owner to be that way for a
reason.  I wouldn't know how to easily put it back.  I'd recommend just
reloading the OS.

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