[rescue] HP help needed

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Wed Feb 18 17:03:39 CST 2004

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 23:58:45 +0100
Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 23:23:29 +0100
> Walter Belgers <walter+rescue at belgers.com> wrote:
> > I do not have a keyboard that fits into the HP 9000/715 and it appears
> > I need some kind of break-out box I don't have
> You need a special break out box. You can use regular PS/2 keyboards and
> rodents with this machine.
> > Does anybody know where to get a (cheap) break-out box and/or EVC-VGA
> > connector?
> ePay?
> > Or are there other ways to use these machines? (serial
> > console on the visualise for instance).
> You can use serial console, but you have to use the graphics console to
> switch to the serial console. I don't know a way to force a HP9000 to
> serial console without reprogramming the NVRAM from the graphics
> console.

Most of the models will change if you tap the enter key on the serial console  couple times while booting.  I know the 9000/73x series will.

-Linc Fessenden

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