Remote Console ERA PE2650 JACOB_LIBERMAN at
Mon May 10 17:15:01 CDT 2004


You should really open a Network Operating System support incident with
Dell support to address this issue.

Make sure you have the rac services installed and running. The racvnc
service specifically will allow you to connect a remote VNC session via
the rac web interface. Side note, with the rac services running, the
text based console redirection does not always work. This should work
fine in runlevel 5.

Thanks, jacob

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-admin at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at] On Behalf Of Sean Bruno
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 4:05 PM
To: nathan r. hruby
Cc: linux-poweredge mailing list
Subject: Re: Remote Console ERA PE2650

Thanks for responding to my post.  I'm glad that someone is paying
attention to this list!

Actually, what I was looking for was "how to" use the remote console
from the DRAC when X is running.  I need the X server to be running on
these servers so that some terminals can utilize XDMCP to connect to

Is there any way to get the remote console working in this

On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 13:19, nathan r. hruby wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2004, Sean Bruno wrote:
> > How do you get the remote console working when X is running?  I want

> > the "text" console not the X server output on the console?
> > 
> > 
> Control-Alt-F1 though Control-Alt-F6 take you to one of the six 
> virtual consoles running in text mode from X.  Once there, Alt-F7 will

> take you back to the virtual console X is running on.
> To prevent the box from ever starting in X at boot (the command startx

> will start X once you are logged in), edit /etc/inittab and change the

> line reading:
> 	id:5:initdefault:
> to read
> 	id:3:initdefault:
> This will change the default runlevel from 5 (muti-user boot with X) 
> to 3 (muti-user boot).  To make the system switch into runlevel 3 use 
> the command "telinit 3"
> -n
Sean Bruno
Telecommunications Engineer
Metro One Telecommunications
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Cell (503)358-6832

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