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Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

 
Pierre Klovsjo_1
Occasional Advisor

Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Greetings all,

I take the opportunity in hand to ask you guys after searching for answers many hours in various news groups and forums here.

History:

I have an old D360 server running HP/UX B11.04 + VVOS 4.x. I suspect that i did something long time ago (it is one of my test servers) with the console port. If my memory serves me right i did not have access to the console port at the time but only to a connected screen. I made some research on the internet and found out how to connect the console port. And i works! Today when i booted up the old 'lady' i noticed that console access is the 'only' thing that i have and no extnernal monitor access.

My question to you guys out there is, how to i disable or enable the console port so that i can use a monitor again. Using both would be a nice scenario but if not i would prefer the monitor.


Regards,

Pierre
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Hi Pierre,

AFAIR the system has a serial console normally . If you have the appropriate graphics card (installed in the turbo slot = recommended in your type of D-Class), you can have a graphics console.

You need to enable the X-server for this device. Edit the /etc/dt/config/Xservers file and remove the "#" in the line

# Local local@console /usr/bin/X11/X :0

(usually the last line)

Use "ioscan -fn" to locate the HW-path of your graphics card. Be sure to include the graphics driver "graph3" into the kernel.

Reboot, stop at BCH, go to COnfigure menu and set the console path to the graphics device (HW-path, e.g. 10/12.x).

If you reset the system now, your console will be the graphix device and no longer the serial terminal.

Take care of the old lady ;-)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Pierre Klovsjo_1
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Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Hello again,

Thanks a lot for such a quick response.

I have checked and verfied your comments and it seems like i have them (see below).

Another thing, when i boot the machine and only when i have the console attached i can see my 'external' display showing off 'Remote' with an * on it. And 'Display' and 'Auto LF'. Is there something else that i am missing here. My attached keyb seems to be 'dead'.

Regards,

Pierre

Command: path console 10/12 or is it 10/12/0 ?

Console path:
10/12.0 (dec)
0a/0c.0 (hex)
----------
/etc/dt/config/Xservers
* Local local@console /usr/bin/X11/X :0
----------
ioscan -fn
graphics 0 10/12 graph3 CLAIMED INTERFACE Graphics

Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Another thing, when i boot the machine and only when i have the console attached i can see my 'external' display showing off 'Remote' with an * on it. And 'Display' and 'Auto LF'. Is there something else that i am missing here. My attached keyb seems to be 'dead'.

Regards,

Pierre

Command: path console 10/12 or is it 10/12/0 ?

Console path:
10/12.0 (dec)
0a/0c.0 (hex)


Remote = Remote Management / AP Connectors and Switch. For HP to dial into your internal modem remotely. Its also a UPS terminal connection. There's a switch on the card. Normal / Service. Service is for remote use and this switch displays the messagge "REMOTE" on your LCD when set to service.

The PS/2 mouse connector is closest to the outside. The keyboard is closest to the middle.

10/12.0 is right.
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Pierre Klovsjo_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Thanks for your answer,

How ever, i did not solve my problem. I have even gone to the un-practical solution of re-installaing the server but without any success in getting life in my external monitor. I can only view through a console. Darn, if i knew what i once did.

So, if someone else feel like contributing with a 'crazy' idea on how to solve this i am open for suggestions. It is after all an 'old' lady just being brought back to life for testing.

Regards,

Pierre
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Did you use the turbo slot for the card?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Michael Steele_2
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Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Did you look in the HSC slot for a grapics console port. It has to be there. Also, I thought you couldn't get the console terminal to display? Can you run an ioscan and paste it in?
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Pierre Klovsjo_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Hey Guys,

Thanks for both of your answers and sorry for a late answer. A short pre-summer break needed.

I was wrong in machine model, it's a D380 and nothing else. And YES my console port works but the External Monitor that does not. Sorry for this.

When i boot the machine with or without a cabel attached to the console port i can see on my monitor (external) one 8 yellow boxes at the bottom of my sceen with "Remote Mode" with a *(star) in it on (F4). On that says "Display Functions" on (F7) and the last one "Auto LF (F8). Once the machine is in a "running" state it disapears and i have to connect my console cable to access the server.

Best regards,

Pierre


Answers,
There is a graphics card in Slot 6 named Turbo.

Output from ioscan -fn:

Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
============================================================================
bc 0 root CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS
bc 1 8 ccio CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS I/O Adapter
bc 2 8/0 bc CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Bus Converter
tty 0 8/0/0 mux2 CLAIMED INTERFACE MUX
/dev/diag/mux0 /dev/diag/tty0p7 /dev/tty0p1
/dev/diag/tty0p0 /dev/mux0 /dev/tty0p7
/dev/diag/tty0p1 /dev/tty0p0
ext_bus 0 8/4 c720 CLAIMED INTERFACE GSC add-on Fast/Wide SCSI Interface
target 0 8/4.5 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 0 8/4.5.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE IBM-PCCODDRS-39130Y !#
/dev/dsk/c0t5d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t5d0
target 1 8/4.7 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
ctl 0 8/4.7.0 sctl CLAIMED DEVICE Initiator
/dev/rscsi/c0t7d0
target 2 8/4.8 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 1 8/4.8.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE IBM-PCCODGHS09Y !#
/dev/dsk/c0t8d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t8d0
ba 0 8/12 GSCtoPCI CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS GSCtoPCI Bridge
unknown -1 8/12/1/0 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN PCI Ethernet (10110009)
unknown -1 8/12/2/0 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN PCI Ethernet (10110009)
ba 1 8/16 bus_adapter CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Core I/O Adapter
ext_bus 2 8/16/0 CentIf CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in Parallel Interface
/dev/c2t0d0_lp
ext_bus 1 8/16/5 c720 CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in SCSI
target 3 8/16/5.0 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
tape 0 8/16/5.0.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C1533A
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/c1t0d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/c1t0d0BESTnb
/dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDS
/dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDSb
/dev/rmt/c1t0d0BEST /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDSn
/dev/rmt/c1t0d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDSnb
target 4 8/16/5.2 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 2 8/16/5.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-5701TA
/dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c1t2d0
target 5 8/16/5.7 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE
ctl 1 8/16/5.7.0 sctl CLAIMED DEVICE Initiator
/dev/rscsi/c1t7d0
lan 0 8/16/6 lan2 CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in LAN
/dev/diag/lan0 /dev/ether0
ps2 0 8/16/7 ps2 CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in Keyboard/Mouse
/dev/ps2_0 /dev/ps2kbd
/dev/ps2_1 /dev/ps2mouse
ba 2 8/20 bus_adapter CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS Core I/O Adapter
tty 1 8/20/2 asio0 CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in RS-232C
/dev/diag/mux1 /dev/mux1 /dev/tty1p0
ba 3 8/20/5 eisa CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS EISA Bus Adapter
bc 3 10 ccio CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS I/O Adapter
graphics 0 10/12 graph3 CLAIMED INTERFACE Graphics
processor 0 32 processor CLAIMED PROCESSOR Processor
memory 0 49 memory CLAIMED MEMORY Memory

Once the machine has booted i see this:

GenericSysName [HP Release B.11.04] (see /etc/issue)
Console Login:

*****************************************************************************
*
* The X-server can not be started on display oldboy:0...
For details look into the file, Dtlogin.errorLogFile( default: /var/dt/Xerrors )
*
*****************************************************************************
getty: failed to open /dev/tty: No such device or address
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

It looks like there is an access port card (internal modem) installed. Could you please remove this card and try again?
The card could be the reason of your problem, because it is re-directing the tty devices.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Pierre Klovsjo_1
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Re: Console and External Monitor on a D360 Server

Dear all,

Thanks a lot for your all your answers.

How ever, since my last post i have changed company. This means that my old 'friends' are stuck with this problem if they decide to pursue an installation of this 'old' lady ;-)

So, once again, thanks a lot for your brilliant suggestions.

Best regards,

Pierre