[rescue] Strange behavior from framebuffer
nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Thu Jun 15 07:54:05 CDT 2006
Thus spake Geoffrey S. Mendelson:
> On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 07:32:41AM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> On power-up, the monitor syncs briefly, then the monitor goes dead
>> (meaning not to sleep (amber light) and not sync'ed to a signal (green
>> light) - the light goes out.
> Try a different keyboard.
Most users would be confused as heck by this but yeah if a Sun or
compatible type system doesn't see a keyboard then it'll come up in
"headless" mode and output on Serial A. This can obviously be confirmed
by putting a serial terminal or equivalent on Serial A, usually at
9600,N,8,1, and watching the output.
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