Friday, October 14, 2005

graphics monitor and serial console on V440

Subject: Re: graphics monitor and serial console on V440
n
> We have a V440 running Solaris 9. The system has an XVR-100 graphics
> card and CRT monitor attached. Currently the CRT monitor is acting as
> the console. Is there any way to continue to utilize the CRT monitor
> for logging in and windowing (i.e. continue to see the dtgreet login
> screen and login to CDE) while having another device attached to the
> serial management port act as the console for the system?

Yes, that's pretty common.

Force the console to the device you want via 'input-device' and
'output-device' in the eeprom.

Then cp /usr/dt/config/Xservers to /etc/dt/config (if you don't have one
there already). Read the examples at the top for the "if no character
device is associated" example and use that at the bottom instead of the
existing line. It'll probably look something like this when you're
done.

:0 Local local_uid@none root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 -nobanner

The monitor should come alive when dtlogin launches.

n

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