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How to determine if console port is faulty

Hi all...HP9000-K running 10.2. I seemed to have lost my console port. I've replaced cables, as well as the monitor, but it still does not work. I suspect a bad console port. Can someone give me a command that can check the console port, and report if it is actually working or not?

Thanks,

-cd
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shridhar_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to determine if console port is faulty


hi robert


open telnet sessions
so that u can access
ur server
or with xterm


then do

ps -ef | grep console
kill -9 ( console pid )
ps -ef | grep console

see it starts again
restart ur terminal

hope the terminal is ok

abt port i donot know much


HTH

shri



Mark Nieuwboer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How to determine if console port is faulty

Hi Robert,

I don't know any command to check this.
The only thing what works is e reboot.
I know it sound stupid but it's the only way i know it works.

grtz. mark
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: How to determine if console port is faulty

On your K-class server, turn the front panel key all the way to the right to enable access to the processor ROMs. Then typing CTRL-K should give you a CM prompt. This will verify the port...all of this assumes that your console device (terminal or PC) is correctly configured (9600, 8N1) and you are using a printer cable (also called a null modem cable). Nothing will work if you use a modem or straight-thru cable. And all of this assumes you are not using a special video interface card as your console, butg are plugged into the RS-232 console port.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin