Subject: Re: HP 9000/380
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert F Schaefer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/03/2001 16:33:19
On Thu, 3 May 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 06:22:59AM -0400, Chuck Youse wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I recently acquired an HP9000/380 without a keyboard or monitor. From
> > Is that right? Or will it detect the lack of keyboard and automatically
> > switch to serial?
> The 380 will automatically use a serial console without a keyboard or
> a framebuffer. Default is 9600 8N1 I think. The 380 is absolutely my
> favourite machine btw:) Anyway, if you remove the framebuffer I'm
> certain it will go to console-on-serial.
Nope, the 380 does *not* automagically switch to a serial console when the
framebuffer is removed. You will need a HIL keyboard to switch it (or
possibly a PS/2 <-> HIL adapter-- I can't verify that). Ask around, I got
mine for the price of shipping.