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AlphaServer DS10 crash, console access?

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The Question is:

I'm having trouble logging/releasing the OPA0: console on an Alpha Server
 DS-10. According to the manual [CNTRL] and F5 should release it, but it
 doesn't. When the machine crashes the console does not show the usual >>>
 prompt where one would normally typ
e boot, so we have to switch it off and on to get the machine up.
Why is it being so difficult ?

The Answer is :

  Please contact Compaq Customer Services or your hardware vendor, it
  would appear you have one or more software and/or hardware problems
  with your AlphaServer DS10 series system.
  The F5 key is used to send a BREAK signal on various serial terminals,
  and this assumes you have a serial console (see the FAQ) enabled.

answer written or last revised on ( 1-JUN-2001 )

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