[rescue] Using a Fire V240 as a desktop...

Caleb Cupples cscupples at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 15:31:19 CST 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Stefan Skoglund
<Stefan.Skoglund at agj.net> wrote:
> mC%n 2010-11-29 klockan 05:04 -0600 skrev Caleb Cupples:
>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:53 AM,  <gsm at mendelson.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 04:31:33AM -0600, Caleb Cupples wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Please, ignore the last post. I completely forgot about changing the
>> >> settings in OpenFirmware, so please, please forgive my newbie moment.
>> >> I have it working perfectly now.
>> >
>> > Please post how, in case the next guy coming along does not have the
>> > (as Homer Simpson says) apostrophe.
>> >
>> > Geoff.
>> Just use Stop-A to get to the ok> prompt in OpenFirmware, and then
>> just execute "setenv output-device screen" and then "sentenv
>> input-device keyboard". Reboot the system, and it should work, and you
>> should have the world's noisiest desktop computer.
>> CSC
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> Stop-A ?
> How to emit that if the only thing which you have is a PC with minicom
> and serial cable between them.
> PS
> i know perfectly well how to do this with a true Sun type 4 keyboard.
> This is about when the only available tool is a serial terminal
> DS

I admit, I cheated when I did it.. I had a USB Type 6 hooked up to the
server, and had my laptop (which doesn't have a serial port) SSHed
into the Linux-based Dell I had hooked into the V240. I ran Minicom
over SSH, waited for the boot tests to finish, and then hit Stop-A on
the Type 6. If I didn't have the Type 6, I would've had to throw the
V240 into maintenance mode, wait for all the testing to complete, and
then when the ok> prompt came up, fix things that way.

C. Scott Cupples
Psychology Undergraduate
Jackson State Community College

Phone: 731.607.0668
Email: cscupples at gmail.com

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