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Remote console -> keyboard not working

Wouter de Jong
Occasional Visitor

Remote console -> keyboard not working

I have a Compaq Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition card in a Compaq Proliant 6400R, and I'm having difficulties to get the remote console to work.

Well, it shows me my FreeBSD login prompt, but I cannot type anything. Since FreeBSD is not (officialy) supported, I tried it also with SUSE Linux 7.x AND Redhat Linux 8.x, and I still cannot type anything. It seems to me the software version of RILOE I'm using is buggy or so. I currently run version 2.53

2nd question: does the Proliant 6400R work with the RILOE Edition II ?

Thank you for any help, I'm really stuck :(
3 REPLIES

Re: Remote console -> keyboard not working

Hi,

Is the keyboard U.S. or Non U.S?
If Non-U.S., try using a U.S. Keyboard

Is the issue unable to login or the characters that you type are not accepted (not displayed) by the server?

Yes, the Proliant 6400R works with RILOE II.

Regards,
PP
Wouter de Jong
Occasional Visitor

Re: Remote console -> keyboard not working

Hi,

Thanks. It's US Keyboard (Logitech QWERTY), so ought to be okay :)

The problem is that the characters are not displayed, but also not received by the server to be able to login. Even if I try it via telnet to the RILOE, I can login to the RILOE but when going to console, same issue. Normal *NIX login prompt displayed, but not being able to login, not even 'Return' (Enter) is accepted.

barnett chan
Trusted Contributor

Re: Remote console -> keyboard not working

Are you using the 'Y' keyboard/mouse cable that came with the riloe kit?