SUMMARY: Workstation Console

From: Meg Wall <>
Date: Thu Aug 08 2002 - 11:04:14 EDT
Many thanks to 

Justin Stringfellow
Rick Fincher
Darren Dunham
Lucas Bunyan
Callum Hughes

whom replied my question and especially to Darren
Dunham and Lucas Bunyan, their way worked for me.
>From Darren Dunham:
Just change 'input-device' and 'output-device' to
'ttya' in your eeprom settings and reboot.

If you do that, you sould also modify your Xservers
file.  If you don't already have a
/etc/dt/config/Xservers, copy it from 

The second example describes a screen with no
underlying serial device. Follow that example for your
active line at the bottom.

>From Lucas Bunyan:
There is a way to set up a graphics head and keyboard
on a server as well as have an asci console.

Consoles by default go to the Graphics head if one
exists on a sun  server.
 The following need to be done to be able to use the
graphics head as a  normal terminal and an ASCI
terminal as the console.

    a)   Change the last line in
from:     0   Local local_uid@console root 
/usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0
to:       0   Local local_uid@none root
/usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 

   b)   Then Change the following prom settings
         Eeprom output-device ttya
         Eeprom input-device ttya

   c)   Use admintool to ensure that the serial port a
is set
My original question:

> Hi all,
> I know to use serial port terminal console, you will
> have to disconnect keyboard.  This is a Sun
> workstation with a Cisco terminal server, no PCs, no
> Hyper Terminal.
> In a situation that it absolutely needs keyboard to
> be
> connected, is it possible I still somehow have
> remote
> connection through serial port terminal console?  
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