Sun E420R No GRaphic Card

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have a Sun Sparc 420R Machine, But  I don't have a Graphic Card in it, I have two serial ports in it, How will I connect my Vga monitor and Keyboard. I don't know the IPaddress. or hostname. I have a APC KVM Switch. I don't have the serial Cable from the machine to the KVM Switch. Which type of Cable should I use to get this working

Question by:bennisabraham
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    You need to install a graphics card in order to connect your monitor/keyboard/mouse. Check with your H/W supplier (or sun website) for supported models.

    Alternatively, you may connect the server with a PC / laptop via NIC (using UTP cross cable, if the server is not connected to any network) and run an X Windows S/W on that pc that can discover if your server is running X Windows (xdmcp discovery). This will give you login screen but you need valid user name and password to login.

    Please see:
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    If you don't have a graphic card, you have to set up a serail connection, to a PC, Laptop or another Sun box, please read the following doc to set it up:

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