SPARCstation LX troubleshooting
compoobah at valleyimplants.com
Mon Aug 7 16:21:34 CDT 2006
> I have 2 that I picked up the other day. They "appear" to power up (e.g.
>lights, drive seeking, etc). I tried 2 different monitors, but I don't get
I believe that Suns can be set to ignore the graphics console and immediately go to TTY.
Definitely plug in a term and see what happens. There are PROM commands to change back
>I'd recommend looking into running either OpenBSD or maybe NetBSD on them.
>I know OpenBSD has a small enough memory footprint to fit on one nicely
>(won't guarentee it's supported hardware though as I don't have any LX's).
>Even Solaris 2.6 will be painful on one.
Be Classic- SunOS 4.1.4! NetBSD is a second-place contender, but good if you need all the
new stuff, it doesn't have all the Sunny goodness, though.
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