[rescue] Odd Mac startup problem

William G. Gruesbeck bgruesbeck at daysys.com
Sat May 1 18:52:57 CDT 2004

Micah R L wrote:

> Micah R L wrote:
>> If you have linux installed on the machine, you can use the following 
>> commands:
>> nvsetenv input-device kbd
>> nvsetenv output-device /chaos/control
>> I think you can use the 'nvram' command from within OS X.
>> From OS9, you can use the program bootvars, available here:
>> http://www2.tw.netbsd.org/NetBSD/arch/macppc/macos-utils/bootvars/ 
> Forgot to mention: the line that is "input-device kbd" I'm almost sure 
> is correct... it's standard across (I think) all of the Mac PPC OF 
> models, at least. 

The input-device line seems to be accurate if my memory serves, but I'm 
not sure about the output line since it's been a long while since I've 
had to do that on a Mac.
But yeah, changing the input and output lines was all I had to do to get 
access to the prom on the monitor/kbd.

William G. Gruesbeck Jr.

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