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Sun GMD-1962B with flashing LED

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Georg Schwarz, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. I was given a Sun Sparcstation 10 and a GMD-1962B monitor, both which
    had been sitting in a wet storage for a while.
    When I power up the monitor, either with or without the sun attached, I
    first hear the typical startup sound of a CRT monitor, but that's it.
    The green power LED flashes slowly, approximately in a once per second.
    What does this indicate?
    Georg Schwarz, Sep 10, 2006
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  2. That when they tell you to keep your hardware in a cool, dry place
    they really do mean it.
    Andre van Eyssen, Sep 12, 2006
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  3. Sun won't drive the monitor unless it also has a keyboard attached at
    boot. I might try to validate the sun is operational via a serial cable
    before using it to test the monitor.
    Darren Dunham, Sep 12, 2006
  4. Hi,
    Wrong, It will and display something like "no keyboard found using ttys1

    Michael Laajanen, Sep 12, 2006
  5. Hm.. Yes. I'm not sure what I was thinking of. (probably just wasn't
    thinking enough). (Are there any other systems that don't send a signal
    without detecting a keyboard?)

    The serial cable is still a good idea because it can display some errors
    that occur before the framebuffer is initialized.
    Darren Dunham, Sep 13, 2006
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