[rescue] Rescued Sun servers, now what?!

Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Sun Feb 19 13:07:56 CST 2012

>> ??? Has an ordinary, old fashioned, analog VGA connector become that
>> outdated by now, that it isn't commonly knowen? ;-)
> Is it a VGA conector, really?  I thought it was when I first saw it,
> but I couldn't manage to get any video signal through it on a VGA
> monitor, and so I assumed it was something else.  What do I need to
> do to get the console signal going through that VGA conector, please?

(a) Did you have a keyboard plugged in at the time?  If there's no
keyboard, Suns will (unless specifically configured otherwise) put the
ROM console on serial port A rather than the video.

(b) Might you have a machine with busted video hardware?

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