[rescue] Sun Ultra AXi and USB

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Mon Jul 5 22:04:16 CDT 2004

> From: Mike Parson <mparson at bl.org>
> Date: 2004/06/28 Mon PM 05:36:07 GMT
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [rescue] Sun Ultra AXi and USB

> Anyways, I want to use this system through my USB KVM switchbox,
> so I picked up an Adaptec USB card (USB2Connect 4000 USB 2.0 card)
> that's listed on Sun's PCI compat page
> (http://www.sun.com/io_technologies/PCI.html).  I can see the card
> from the OpenBoot prompt, but that doesn't mean much.  My KVM just
> blinks at me when I've got that console selected.
> Once the OS (Solaris 9 4/04) loads, it sees the card, sees the USB
> keyboard & mouse, but then it complains that multiple keyboards & mice
> aren't supported.  Of course, if I boot w/o the Sun keyboard plugged in,
> it goes straight to serial console mode.
> Anyone know any magic?

I suspect the answer lies in manually setting the input/output devices in OBPROM, but I don't think the OBPROM on an AXi/Ultra 10 supports USB keyboard/mouse... But that multiple keyboard message thows my logic out the window...

Did you ever come up with an answer...

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