[CentOS] [OT] Urgent request

Dan Carl danc at bluestarshows.com
Thu Dec 17 20:43:57 UTC 2009


On 12/17/2009 1:20 PM, tdukes at sc.rr.com wrote:
> ---- "William L. Maltby"<CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>  wrote:
>    
>> On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 13:29 -0500, tdukes at sc.rr.com wrote:
>>      
>>> ---- m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>        
>>      
>>> We have been searching the internet since Tuesday.
>>>
>>> We have already tried installing a video card, that didn't work.  The beeps at start up indicate to check the video ram. It will boot and run if we put it in another pc.
>>>
>>> The server is running c-sytems software on a sco operating system.  They tell us we can't pull the hard drive and move it to another pc - something about a bug causing it to lose data.
>>>
>>> I've been running linux systems since the late 80's.  I have never heard of this but then, I have never run a sco system either.
>>>
>>> Any help or suggestions?
>>>        
>> Some BIOS allow you to disable on-board video. Can you get to BIOS and
>> see? If you can that might get you going with another video card added
>> to the system.
>>
>>      
> We have no video at all.  Was hoping a video card would have at least let us in to reconfigure the bios but we are unable to see anything.
>    

Did you try an ISA video card?
Some systems will use that slot first without changing jumpers or bios.

Some things to try as a last resort.
1.Clean contacts with eraser and rubbing alcohol.
2.Try putting the memory in the freezer for awhile.
3.Take a soldering iron and reheat the solder joints.
If all these fail drink some alcohol :)






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