Subject: Re: Building X
To: None <>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/20/2001 23:54:15
In article <> writes:

> speaking of which.  i've got a DEC 3000/300LX running NetBSD, and it refuses to
> boot at powerup.  when i power it on, it goes to the chevron (i heard someone
> call that the dead sargent prompt, i like that better *G*) prompt and waits
> for me to type boot.

It falls back to prompt if any hardware check fails.
The PROM checks whether mouse is present, so if no mouse (or keyboard)
is connected, it does not boot automatically unless you put
loopback connector instead.

I've heard there are some jumpers in the box to disable the check,
but not sure..
Izumi Tsutsui