[rescue] seemingly dead ultra 10

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Tue Aug 28 15:59:01 CDT 2012

Hi Frank,

Have you tried a serial console yet? I seem to recall some systems where
the console was set to serial and nothing would ever come up on the display
(except maybe a flash when the fb driver loads).

http://www.obsolyte.com/sunFAQ/serial/  has some good info on this. I've
found a quad-head null modem with a pair of gender bender adapters is very
useful on these sorts of systems. (like http://www.pccables.com/02001.html --
I used to buy these locally at Action Surplus in Sunnyvale but now I just
dig through a few boxes in storage and find them :) ).

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Frank Van Damme
<frank.vandamme at gmail.com>wrote:

> I have two ultra 10's. They make convincing noises, the keyboard light
> flashes, but there is no screen output. I'm sure I've seen at least
> one of them in a working condition and I'm also pretty sure no excuse
> for stopping to do that occurred to them since.
> ... nvram problem maybe?
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