[rescue] hp9000 questions
twmaster at twmaster.com
Thu Feb 23 17:11:55 CST 2006
On Feb 23, 2006, at 1:28 PM, alex at lava-net.com wrote:
> Over the next couple of weeks I'm rescuing a couple of hp boxes (a
> 9000/715 and a Visualise c180). I have absolutely no experience with
> these machines so I have a couple of questions.
> Can I get a serial console on these? both don't have
> keyboards/rodants/monitors, so the only way I can access them for the
> time being is over serial. If this is possible, how does one go about
> doing it?
Yes both will do console. You may have to pull the graphics card on
the C180 for that to work though.
> How easily are keyboard/rodant to come by for these? I'd eventually
> to get one for each one of these.
The C and 715(depending on which model) both take PS/2 keyboards and
rodents. The 715 if an 'even' model will require an interface box
and cable to break out the I/O port into PS/2 and HIL. The 715 if an
'odd' model will take HIL keyboards/rodents directly. I think I
still have some of these. Also note that HIL keyboards/rodents will
also work with the C180
Also loads of very useful info here: http://www.openpa.net/
ARF! She said.
 Sorry been a long time since I hacked on HPUX and HP9000 gear. My
memories are fuzzy these days.
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