[rescue] e450 and debian linux

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 14:47:04 CDT 2005

Francois Dion wrote:
>>>>Of course, a better question is why someone would want to use a
>>>>framebuffer in an E450. There's much smaller, and much quieter
>>>>workstation machine, and servers shouldn't ever be running a graphical
>>>>environment. :)
>>>Unless you have SunPCI cards, it's a pain if you dont have a console
>>I just use a console terminal.
> How did you get that going? I'd love to do that, but the only way I've found
> is if I have a remote X display that is _always_ up, no advantage there then
> and hard to accomplish here. Plus network traffic. I had a Sun doc that said
> that wintel servers do not support headless operation and Sun PCI III cards
> because of that require an X server available at all times. Basically, the
> server is no longer available (even thru winvnc) if you lose the X
> display(!).

Usually, if I need X that badly, I'll define one CTWM virtual desktop on 
my primary workstation (an RS/6000 that never gets rebooted) to only 
contain windows from the server in question.

Peace...  Sridhar

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