[SunHELP] solaris 10 problem

Adam Victor Reed areed2 at calstatela.edu
Sat Aug 11 01:19:55 CDT 2007

This is a problem with some Dell monitors, such as the P1130 I use,
e.g., with some of my older Suns that only output analog video that's
not compatible with cheap digital panels.  These monitors are made to
be powered from the monitor power socket on the older computers, and
expect power to be removed and restored when the computer reboots.  The
simplest workaround is to manually unplug and re-plug the monitor power

				Adam Reed
				areed2 at calstatela.edu
Context matters. Seldom does *anything* have only one cause.

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 09:47:50PM -0400, James Fogg wrote:
> > hello all,
> > i've installed solaris 10 on a dell poweredge2650. it
> > installed fine and it is up and running, but i am running
> > into problems on power cycles.  when i reboot the system the
> > monitor no longer sees a signal.  the last time this happened
> > i issued a ctrl-alt-del at startup and that somehow got it
> > work. i am not sure exactly what signal needs to be sent.
> Do you see the "POST" messages? If not, this is a Dell issue, not a
> Solaris issue.
> If the monitor switches to powersave mode after boot then it might be a
> Solaris issue, and probably related to video card drivers (which brings
> it back to a Dell issue again). If it's a video card issue, see if there
> is a software or firmware tool to disable powersave mode. You might have
> to boot into some other OS to use such a tool.
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