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Tuan Nguyen
Regular Advisor

cannot get console back

Hi experts,

I am running HP9000 N4000 server with hpux 11i OS. I just setup SWC and was able to use SWC to login my system from the browser. I run SAM. The screen display SAM no problem, but I could not get out of SAM because I could not Tab+File+Exit like I used to do on the real console. Anyway, I killed SAM. Now I cannot get back into the real console (green text monitor - connects to local console serial port). I can Ctrl-b and go into GSP, then CO to get back out to the console, then Ctrl-ecf but I could not get my Login prompt back.

Please help. Thank you.

Tuan N
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Asif Sharif
Honored Contributor

Re: cannot get console back

Hi Tuan,

Reset the MP console from back of the server.

Regards,
Asif Sharif
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: cannot get console back

Hi,

I'm sure SAM is still running.

Try to connect to the server (not over GSP) and check what is running on console.

You may also try to refresh the screen after doing the "co", e.g. CTRL L.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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gigiz
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Re: cannot get console back

You can try to reset console :

Run XD
and then
R

Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: cannot get console back

You probably have some processes hung the on console. Have a look at the output of:

UNIX95= ps -ft console

Consider killing any processes you see here. init should restart a getty process on the console oince all the old processes have been killed an you should then be able to login again.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Tuan Nguyen
Regular Advisor

Re: cannot get console back

Asif, Torsen, gigiz, and Duncan
First of all, I would like to thank all of you for responding to help resolving my issue.
I reset GSP as recommended but I still cannot get my console back.
Then
#ps -ef | grep console
root 2367 1 0 Mar 18 console 0:00 -sh

I tried to kill 2367 but it does not die

There is no more SAM running on the system. I killed it.

Anymore idea?

Thanks,

Tuan N
Tuan Nguyen
Regular Advisor

Re: cannot get console back

Torsten,

I apologize for spelling your name wrong. I tried to do CTRL-L after CO but still cannot get login prompt back.

Tuan N
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor
Solution

Re: cannot get console back

Did you try to kill -9 this shell?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: cannot get console back

I forgot to say, you mentioned the SWC (this gray little box used with first generation n- and l-class servers), try to reset it by pulling the plug (not the server, the gray box ;-) )

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Tuan Nguyen
Regular Advisor

Re: cannot get console back

Torsten,

You are the man. I kill -9 the shell. Now I got my console back.

And to all
Thank you all for your help. I really appreciate your help

Tuan N