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Old 11-12-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Ultra 5 keyboard problem (odd behavior)

I have been trying ot learn Solaris, tried on Pentium machine did not go well so bought a ultra 5 from ebay.

Ultra sparc, 400MHZ 512 meg Ram, SUN KEYBOARD and MOUSE. The system had only 4.5 GIg hard disk. So I bought 80 Gig hard disk and tried installing Solaris 10.
This machine was working very well and evenrything was fine.
Sequence of my activities.

1. Removed the existing hard disk

2. attched the new hard disk

3. Did a STOP +A

3. Booted from CD and ran installation.

4. Could type language selection '0', then the install went on.

5. Later when I tried editing disk allocation(partitioning) I realised that keyboard is not working.

6.After the installation of the first CD, on reboot i tried STOP+A, but system did not stop on OK PROPMPT but went on and booted from hard disk.

7.Canacled rest of the disk intsllation and tried rebooting many times. Every time keyboard is detected, I can see scroll key,num lock, caps lock all blinking on test.

But keyboard does not work or works oddly. After reboot system goes to 'console login' at this point I pressed the 'ENTER' key and it started printing same characters on screen and a continuous beping as if the key has been stuck/Pressed down for long. Where in the key is fine and not stuck down.

Once it did let me type few things on 'OK prompt I got by removing the keyboard' and then try typing in by re-attaching.

Pressing enter key does not create retun carrage(gong to the next line in the prompt), but if I press "ENTER' key that is part of the num pad on right and then press the 'ENTER" key on the main set of keys , then prompt goes to the next line.

I am very sure I have not done anything other than removing the old hard disk and attching a new one and installing solaris on this and re-booting.

The only noticable thins was Keyboad was not available during the graphical installtion. though it did let me select '0' on language selection prior to graphical screens.My mouse which is attched to the keyboard worked fine.

any help would be highly appreciated.
Old 11-14-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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To me it looks like your keyboard is broken.
Old 11-15-2005, 02:06 AM   #3
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You can install Solaris from the serial port.


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