Iíve got an old sun box but I canít get it to boot.
I acquired a Sun SPARCstation IPX from a previous employed some time ago and it was working fine with Solaris installed the last time I had it setup in the house. But itís been in the loft for quite a few years now, and when I set it up and switched on the base seemed to be starting and all the SCSI peripherals powered up. However the monitor didnít come on. Now a couple of years ago I acquired an older version of Debian that was apparently working on another similar machine (but that machine is now scrapped) so I was going to try and install this on my machine but can'í get it started!
Iíve pin-checked the video cable (which was a bit loos, with some of the wires showing at the plug join) but it all seems fine.
Any ideas on how to check to see if this monitor is working, without plugging it into another Sparc?
I intend to check the base unite as soon as I find the serial cableÖ but Iíve been looking for over a week now!
Or can you suggest anything else to try?
Last edited by garryg68; 09-13-2011 at 02:26 PM.