VX 100 video card, keyboard and mouse

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I recently installed a V440 server.  I purchased the keyboard, mouse and a VX100 video card.  I installed the video card in the farthest slot on the right which is a 66mhz slot.  

When I boot the server with the video card only, the POST test pass.  When I plug in the usb keyboard and usb mouse, the second I/O test fails.

Does anyone know why this is occuring?  Is there a setting that I have to configure.  By the way, I have been using a terminal emulator program to install OS9.

Thanks for your help.

Question by:byd2k
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    Accepted Solution

    > I plug in the usb keyboard and usb mouse, the second I/O test fails.
    Please boot up without the USB key board and mouse first.
    1. Then edit /etc/system and comment out:
    exclude: drv/ohci

    2. Downalod and upgrade the OBP to 4.16.4

    3. init 0
    to get to "ok prompt".
    In OBP,  set the input-device to "keyboard", and the output-device to "screen".

    4. reboot the system with USB keyboard/mouse.
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    Assisted Solution

    Do you mean the XVR-100 graphics card?  I installed one recently in a V240.  I used Hyper Terminal to connect to the box after installing the graphics card.  I then set the OBP as described in the manual, plugged in keyboard/mouse and it worked fine.

    It is important to plug in the mouse, I forgot to and the system bombed out as soon as it got to the CDE login screen.

    Regards, Nisus

    Author Comment

    Thanks Nisus,

    I will give this a try hopefully sometime today or tomorrow.

    Thanks for your assistance!

    Author Comment

    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for the delay, I had to use the server without the monitor for now.

    When I do plug the keybaord and mouse in, the server locks up after perofrming the post test.  It states "second I/O test fails."  I'll have to call tech support since its brand new.

    Thanks for your answer Wesley.  Since this erver went from production to live, I will double check with the tech support folks and see what they have to say.

    Thanks you all for your response.


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