[SunHELP] SS5 headaches
md.benson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 05:19:38 CST 2017
Okay, this SS5 is playing hard to get...
I replaced the IDPROM with the recommended unit (thanks, Peter for the
help) and it seemed to do the job.
Now I have found the next issue, when Solaris tries to init the framebuffer
it fails dead and locks the whole computer. Hard. No keyboard response at
Now initially I suspected the S24 was faulty so I swapped it for a good old
SBus TGX1 cgsix framebuffer card I had spare. Does the same damn thing...
This isn't looking promising. Going to boot it headless on the VT and see
what that does.
On 27 Jan 2017 7:23 p.m., "Mark Benson" <md.benson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Got the chip in today, reset the ID PROM and set the OBP defaults. Seemed
> to hold through a cold power cycle.
> Currently running through the Solaris 7 install on it. Wish me luck!
> On 25 Jan 2017 10:27 p.m., "Peter Stokes" <peter at ashlyn.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi Mark
>> You just need the hostid and Ethernet which are normally related eg for a
>> hostid of 72c0ffee the Ethernet on the SS20 would normally be
>> That is all you really need to know, however you may also have some non
>> standard setup variables, printenv at the OK prompt will normally compare
>> current with default values.
>> The standard NVRAM for the SS20 is the M48T18, but I normally use the
>> as in the SS5 as it keeps my stock simple and to date after replacing in
>> systems, none have had an issue.
>> All the best
>> > On 25 Jan 2017, at 16:09, Mark Benson <md.benson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> On 20/01/2017 22:26, Peter Stokes wrote:
>> >> Hi Mark
>> >> You need M48T08 PCI package, any speed will do.
>> > What's the jazz with replacing these too? Do I need to take any
>> off the machine before I yank the old one out? I already noted down it's
>> address and Host ID and stuck it inside the case :)
>> > Thanks,
>> > --
>> > Mark Benson
>> > twitter.com/MDBenson
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