Remote Console ERA PE2650
JACOB_LIBERMAN at Dell.com
Mon May 10 18:16:02 CDT 2004
Yes, if racvnc and the other associated rac services are running within
the OS, you should be able to start a remote VNC session via the rac web
interface even when running in runlevel 5.
To open a support ticket, please call 800.945.3355. Have the service tag
for the machine in question ready. The person who takes the call can set
up a support incident (depending on your support entitlements) or direct
you to the appropriate group.
From: Sean Bruno [mailto:sean.bruno at metro1.com]
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 5:51 PM
To: Liberman, Jacob
Cc: nhruby at uga.edu; linux-poweredge mailing list
Subject: RE: Remote Console ERA PE2650
In your opinion then, my configuration "should" work?
If it doesn't then I should contact somebody(dell techsupport?) and open
a "Network Operating System" support incident?
On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 15:14, JACOB_LIBERMAN at Dell.com wrote:
> 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 dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] 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
> > 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
> > the command "telinit 3"
> > -n
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