PE350 and KVM switch

Amit_Bhutani@Dell.com Amit_Bhutani at Dell.com
Tue Dec 3 16:07:00 CST 2002


Check to see the BIOS settings for anything of the nature that says, "Halt
on xyz error" where xyz could be "keyboard" or something else and disable
that. See if that works...

- Amit B

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lesniak [mailto:TLesniak at lyrix.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 3:03 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
> Subject: PE350 and KVM switch
> 
> 
> ** General Hardware question, not linux specific **
> 
> I have several PE350's that I am hooking into a Belkin KVM 
> switch (model
> F1D108-OSD)
> 
> I am running into an issue that if I reboot any of the 
> PE350's and they are
> not currently the "active" (i.e. currently controlling the monitor and
> keyboard) system on the KVM  the system does not start it's booting
> process.
> 
> Has anyone seen anything like this?? is there any workaround??
> 
> I've done some testing and if the system is the "active" 
> system, it boots
> correctly.  If it is not the active system it will not boot.  
> I also tried
> hooking up a to the monitor directly so I could see where the 
> problem lies.
> When it is hooked up directly to the monitor but still using 
> the KVM for
> it's keyboard, and it is not the "active" system, it will not boot.
> 
> It seems like this system tries to probe the keyboard and if 
> it does not
> find it, it stops booting.  When it hangs the only thing on 
> the screen is
> 
> "ATI Rage SDRAM Bios  P/N 113-72301-101  4.330"
> 
> 
> at this point, if i press a key, the system will continue to 
> boot however
> it locks out the keyboard so you can not log in at the terminal.
> 
> Any ideas??
> 
> 
> I use this exact KVM switch with PE1650's, 2500's, 2600's and 
> 2650's and
> have never run into any problems.
> 
>      - Tom




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