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Ultra 10 boot issues

Ultra 10 boot issues

I purchased an Ultra 10 off of eBay, and am having  problems getting it to display to a monitor. I'm not too worried about salvaging anything currently installed, but I just can't seem to get to a point where I can begin a fresh install.

When I turn it on, it seems to power up, just no display.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.


RE: Ultra 10 boot issues

What type of display are you trying to use?

RE: Ultra 10 boot issues

I'm not sure I understand your question. Right now when I have a monitor connected directly to the machine, nothing displays at all. That is what I want to fix. I'm assuming that maybe is is set up to do a console login through a serial port from a laptop, or something along those lines, but I am not sure how to do that to check and have not been able to find any documentation on how. And even if I could, I'm not sure how to go about changing it to display to the monitor.

RE: Ultra 10 boot issues

What type of Monitor? Refresh Rates, Multi-scan, etc.  On an Ultra 10 I had to use a Multi-Scan monitor.  It took me about 5 monitors before I finally found the one that worked.  You can connect via serial cable or via an Xhost Emulator like Exceed.  

To connect via serial cable, just plug in a db9 Null modem serial cable to the comm port on the Ultra 10 and the other end to your laptop or desktop.  Using Hyperterminal, open a session with the settings of 9600, 8, none, 1, none and hit enter.

RE: Ultra 10 boot issues

Try holding down both the "Stop" and the "N" keys while powering on your system.

RE: Ultra 10 boot issues



# /usr/sbin/m64config -help


        m64config [-dev devname] [-file machine | system ]
                  [-res video-mode [now] [noconfirm] [nocheck] [try]]
                  [-depth 8|24|32]
                  [-propt] [-prconf] [-help]

        -dev            device to configure.  Default: /dev/fbs/m640
        -file           which OWconfig file to update.  Default: machine
        -res            video-mode to set on device.  No default.
                        -res \? will show list of possible video modes.
        -depth          depth to set on device.  No default.
                        Possible values are 8,24,32.
        -defaults       set all options for specified device back to
                        default values (except for -dev).
        -propt          print out current option settings.
        -prconf         print out device hardware configuration.
        -help           print out this message.


to set video resolution; I never used a non-Sun Monitor at a Ultra 5...

Best Regards, Franz
Solaris System Manager from Munich, Germany
I used to work for Sun Microsystems Support (EMEA) for 5 years

RE: Ultra 10 boot issues

I recently had an Ultra 2 with the what sounds like the same issue.  Turns out I needed to plug the kb and mouse into the corresponding ports before the system would boot.
Perhaps the same holds true here.
As someone wrote to me.  "No KB & Mouse = no Video"

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