Thanks to Dave Robillard [drobilla@Matrox.com]:
The answer is to do it while the machine is booted and issue an "eeprom
input-device=keyboard" command to fix it. Coming from a DEC shop before,
where you couldn't touch the EEPROM commands from the OS, this is a very
nice feature to have. :)
Sr. UNIX Administrator
(425) 462-1999 x179
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blake Roberts
> Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 7:46 AM
> To: Sun Managers (E-mail)
> Subject: Resetting input-device
> I think I did a major boo-boo with a E420R when I was setting it up. We
> had a switchbox failure for this rack of E420's that we have, so I had to
> plug a keyboard into each one to get to the console. Of course, as most
> of you know, unplugging a keyboard drops you to the 'ok' prompt. So to
> avoid this, I decided to set the input-device parameter in the EEPROM
> level to "none".
> Well, now that I would like to put it back on the switchbox, I can't
> figure out how to change the input-device parameter, since it is perfectly
> happy with "none" at the console. Of course, the keyboard does not work.
> Will a serial connection possibly work?
> Any ideas on how to fix this will be greatly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Blake Roberts
> Sr. UNIX Administrator
> Datachannel, Inc.
> (425) 462-1999 x179
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