[rescue] Using a Lightwave with a 220R
Earl D. Baugh Jr.
earl at baugh.org
Thu May 26 08:20:32 CDT 2005
> Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 08:30:27 -0400
> From: "William Enestvedt" <William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Using a Lightwave with a 220R
> Earl asked:
> > Has anybody out there use a E220R with a Lightwave Server Switch
> > 5000?
> I have four of these, I think, hooked directly to E3500s & 420Rs,
> and through UltraSpec's USB-to-serial keyboard adapters and Sun
> 13W3-to-VGA adapters. (Hey, you work with what you have.) Is that
> close enough?
Yeah, that's great, esp the 420R's. What kind of video cards do you have
This is a PGX32 in mine I believe. What kind of monitor do you have on these?
(btw, I'm currently using a Sun adapter...settled on that one during the
figured it was probably the best bet)
When the E420R boots, do you get picture initially??
> > Anyway, there seems to be some magic that I haven't quite
> > figured out. Got a Raptor graphic card with the VGA plug out, to
> > an adapter for a VGA to 13W3. That, running straight into the
> > monitor works just fine. But thru the Lightwave, I get no
> > picture...
> Sometime I have to fiddle with the video that a given _display_
> will take, but the VKM has never been an issue before. My hunch is that
> the newer card and a relatively current monitor are having trouble
> negotiating a sync rate they both support because of the presence of
> the adapter and the older KVM. (Is this crazy?)
> I have one such combination where I just use an rc script to force
> the resolution & refresh at boot time.
Can you send me a copy of the script, that would help...
Anyway to do this from the PROM? I can hook the monitor up directly
(and it works just fine) so I could set it there....(I'll have to check
I don't have an OS installed yet, so I'll probably have to do the direct
monitor thing first if there isn't another way before the script.
> And I don't think there _is_ a manual, but I could dig on
> [I have training M-W this week.]
If you could see if you had a manual that would be great...any more info
is always useful (and I'd like to have a manual for the thing anyway...)
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