SUMMARY: No output from headless SS5.

From: Matt Glaves (
Date: Sun Jul 23 2000 - 21:02:54 CDT

It looks like the easiest answer is to do a 'stop-n' as the machine boots.
This will reset the prom to the system defaults.

It was also suggested that I play with the 'input-device' and
'output-device' variables. I had attempted to do this, but with no
screen and my bad typing, it was difficult.

Thanks to the following for their very quick replies:
Jonathon W. Ross
David LaPorte
Matthew Stier

On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Matt Glaves wrote:

> I have an old SS5 with no video card which does not appear to be
> defaulting to the serial port. The machine appears to be coming up fine,
> and I can see it attempting to boot over the network, but no data is sent
> to the serial ports.
> I can hook up a keyboard, but have no old sbus cards to install in the
> system. I have tried both serial ports and multiple cables (which work on
> my U5's and UE's).
> Any help/ideas would be great.

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