Test 3 is "keyboard and mouse bad", I would suggest hooking up a terminal,
and plugging in a mouse terminator (if you dont have one, connect ports 2
and 4 together with a paper clip), it should boot to console and not hang up
on the mouse and keyboard test. If you just hook up a terminal, it wont
work. I have no clue what the underlying problem is that is causing all
your problems. That help?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Iggy Drougge" <optimus(a)canit.se>
To: "Classic computing" <classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2001 6:50 AM
Subject: Bad bad DECstation
Our DECstation 3100 has been in a sad state recently.
Both the monitor
old monochrome thing without a stand which was used
with the VS2000
others) and the keyboard (LK201) had given up the gist
(the monitor would
make a flickery sound, without the CRT coming alive,
the keyboard didn't
and the console would blink "??" when it
reached test 3).
I plugged in a Nokia monitor, which worked, if you can live with the green
picture, and another LK201. That worked for a while, but when I managed to
boot it (NFS wasn't so cooperative this day), and reached X, the mouse
stopped moving after a while. I rebooted it, and
suddenly this keyboard
died as well.
What the hell is going on? Is it possible to save the LK201s? We're
short of DEC keyboards as it is, and we certainly
don't need this.
En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
If the designers of X-Windows built cars, there would be no fewer than
steering wheels hidden about the cockpit, none of
which followed the same
principles -- but you'd be able to shift gears with your car stereo.
- Marus J. Ranum, Digital Equipment Corporation