[SunHELP] Monitor cables

Patrick de Ruiter patrickr at nedstat.nl
Fri Oct 29 01:59:06 CDT 2004


If You turn the key clockwise it should prevent the machine from dropping to
the prom.


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From: sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of Phil Stracchino
Sent: vrijdag 29 oktober 2004 4:00
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Subject: Re: [SunHELP] Monitor cables

On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 05:30:45PM -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>  Hubler, Daniel writes ...
> > We have to replace the cables that run from our E6500 to its
> > keyboard and monitor.
> > This is part of another effort to cleanup a wiring mess.
> >
> > Is it possible to perform this operation without shutting down?
> The monitor cable, sure.
> The keyboard cable, maybe.
> Some Suns will drop to the PROM monitor if you just yank the keyboard
> I don't know if the E6500 does that, but I'd check with someone who knows
> for sure.  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-9-72313-1
> indicates that it would, though.
> There is (or was) a command that can change this behavior, but I don't
> if it's avail in all versions of Solaris, or works on all hardware.  man
> kbd, I think, and check the "-a" option.

To turn it off altogether:

	set KEYBOARD_ABORT=disable in /etc/default/kbd
	run kbd -i

You can also change it on a temporary basis using:

	kbd -a enable|disable|alternate

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