Many thanks to the following individuals for their replies
Harvey M Wamboldt
However, the problem still persists. We will continue to search for an
answer. I will update
this summary once we discover the source of the problem.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnest, Jim - TAFB/LASPO1 [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 1999 9:53 AM
> To: 'SunManagers'
> Subject: Keyboard Lockup's on SS20/SunOS 4.1.4 system
> Oh great and mighty collective.
> I call upon your vast knowledge and shew unto you a riddle.
> But seriously,
> I have followed the standard procedure of checking the Sun Manager's
> We are experiencing a random keyboard lockup problem on our SS20's. We
> at most
> three X-Terminals ( X-Terminal S/W version 2.1 ) using a given SS20 as
> boot host. In a typical scenario a user will
> be in a word processing application ( Interleaf 6.0 ) on the X-Terminal
> the keyboard will hang on the SS20.
> Basically, all the LED's on the keyboard go out and both the keyboard and
> mouse are unresponsive
> to input. We can detach and reconnect the keyboard from the system and we
> get a beep
> however, we do not get the PROM prompt. Sometimes we are able to connect
> and reboot the system however, most times we must hit the power switch :(
> Sometimes we
> are able to kill the xnews process on the workstation remotely and console
> keyboard control
> will return but, this is not always the case.
> What makes this even more frustrating is that we cannot localize the
> to a given application. It appears to occur
> when the user in the word processing application but, there have been
> reported cases of this problem happening when the user is in some other
> This seems to me to be related to a X-Windows or Kernel problem, but I'm
> just speculatin' at this point.
> Dazed and Confused..
> Jim :)
> Jim Earnest
> B2 TIF System Administration
> Phone: (405) 736-4634 Fax: (405) 736-3627
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> As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
> certain;and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
> -- Albert Einstein
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