Summary: Serial Console & Graphics Console At The Same Time

From: Caparroso, Nelson T. (AAS) <>
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 15:02:18 EDT
This "rare config" is indeed possible.

1. copy /usr/dt/config/Xservers to /etc/dt/config/Xservers

2. Change the last line in /etc/dt/config/Xserver
   from:     0   Local local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0
   to:       0   Local local_uid@none root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0

3. Then Change the following prom settings
     eeprom "output-device=ttya"
     eeprom "input-device ttya"

4. Also a need to change /etc/inittab entries for the new console to the
appropriate Terminal type "by defaut it is "-T sun" to something like "-T

As we went enterprise-wide (which neccessitated Console Management) we also
needed to preserve existing investments on our LAN farm Sun KVM switch
system (we are able to keep our servers "headfull"). In such a setup, our
DataCenter folks continue to have access to a graphocal "console" while
sysadmins get to keep Console access...

Thanks to all that replied and apologies for this late Summary.


>  -----Original Message-----
> Is it possible to have my console on Serial A while having Sun KB/Graphics
> access on headfull servers?
> Thanks.
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Received on Tue May 7 15:07:15 2002

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