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Re: headless conf loses a cpu

>On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 15:54 +0100, T. Horsnell wrote:
>> >On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 13:20 +0100, T. Horsnell wrote:
>> >> >>What does /proc/cpuinfo say?
>> >> >
>> >
>> >[ snip]
>> >
>> >> 
>> >> Cheers,
>> >> Terry.
>> >> 
>> >
>> >Weird!
>> >A. Can you access the machine BIOS from a serial port?
>> This will take me a while to find cable/connectors. In the meantime:
>> >B. Can you upload the output of /var/log/messages and /var/log/dmesg
>> >with and w/o a VGA?
>Its 2am here and I'm a bit sleepy so I may be just guessing here... I'll
>give your logs another read tomorrow... Maybe I'll find something
>Anyways, of the top of my head it seems that you board/BIOS goes into
>some weird safe mode, disabling the dual core, when the VGA card is
>removed. I'd venture to guess that this board was never designed to
>operate fully head-less.

The mobo documentation says it should operate w/o VGA

>If this is indeed true I'd suggest you reinstall the VGA and leave it
>Nothing stops you from having a VGA card -and- having the
>grub/kernel/console output redirected to a serial console. 

Agreed, and this is probably what I'll do. I dont even need serial
console as ten of these are intended to be part of a compute farm.
I just need to get hold of ten cheapo PCI low-profile VGA cards.
Thanks for your time anyway.


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