[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 
in those?
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 
switch around....
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
>       Thursday.
>       [I have training M-W this week.]
>       -wde

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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