LCD access on PowerEdge 1950 with Fedora 6

Michael_E_Brown at Michael_E_Brown at
Fri Feb 2 12:55:06 CST 2007

We would never put up an extraneous error message just because you are running Fedora. For the most part, the initial install scripts will say that it is unsupported on Fedora, but if you go ahead and install anyways, it will do its best to run anyways, with sometimes unpredictable results due to incompatibilities. Unsupported means just that, dont call us about support, it doesnt, for the most part, mean that we will intentionally put in blocks. (some teams ignore this, but the Linux team tries to make sure people here dont)

I would suspect that you need to load IPMI modules. Can you "chkconfig ipmi on; service ipmi start" and see if that helps?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jens [mailto:jens-devel at]
Sent: Fri 2/2/2007 12:25 PM
To: Brown, Michael E
Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: LCD access on PowerEdge 1950 with Fedora 6
Hi Michael,
I know that dell does not support Fedora Core 6, but I had no problems
installing the rpm´s and now I wonder why I get the error-message.

Is the error "Error! LCD options are not supported on this system."
always send on an unsupported system without even trying to access the
LCD - just because its Fedora?

I can load the modules without any problems - so I wonder if there is a
 hidden force-option to make omconfig work on unsupported platforms, too?


Michael_E_Brown at schrieb:
> OMSA is not supported by Dell on any Fedora Core version, only Red Hat Enterprise and Suse Enterprise distributions.
> --
> Michael
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at on behalf of Jens
> Sent: Fri 2/2/2007 4:22 AM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: LCD access on PowerEdge 1950 with Fedora 6
> Hi,
> I have read the email on
> and have a simular problem - perhaps anyone can give me a hint:
> I run Fedora 6 on our PowerEdge 1950 and I would like to see the load
> average on the lcd-display. Therefor I installed OMI-50-MN-LX_A01.tar.gz
> and tried:
>     omconfig chassis frontpanel lcdindex=1 config=custom text=Hallo
> But the result is the error-message:
>     Error! LCD options are not supported on this system.
> Does anyone has any idea what I have to do to make this work?
> Greetings
> Jens Henrik
> = Some more infos about the system =
> uname -a
> Linux pe01 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Dec 20 14:51:34 EST 2006
> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> omconfig about details=true:
> Product name : Server Administrator Install Core (subscription)
> Version      : 5.0.0
> Copyright    : Copyright (C) Dell Inc. 1995-2006. All rights reserved.
> Company      : Dell Inc.
> Contains     : Data Engine 5.6.0
>              : Remote Access Card Data Populator RAC5, 5.0.0
>              : Helper package for installing correct OpenIPMI support 5.0.0
>              : OpenManage Inventory Collector 2.4.0
>              : Hardware Application Programming Interface 5.6.0
>              : Instrumentation Service Integration Layer 3.0.0
>              : Instrumentation Service 5.6.0
>              : Server Administrator Framework 3.0.0 (331)
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