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Marvin Tapessur_1
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weird problem console log in problem


I have a weird problem when I want to login at the console via the GSP. Everything is in capital letters. Even the stuff I type in (note caps lock is not on!). Seems like a weird TERM problem.

I'm not on-site so I'm only able to connect to the console via the GSP (LAN). I have SSH access to the box but not root access. The root account is locked out and need to unlock it via Console.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


Leaving Guardian Service Processor Command
Interface and entering
Console mode. Type Ctrl-B to reactivate the GSP Command Interface.


LOGIN: ROOT
\PASSWORD:
\ACCOUNT IS DISABLED BUT CONSOLE LOGIN IS ALLOWED.
\LOGIN INCORRECT

\WAIT FOR LOGIN RETRY: ..
LOGIN:
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RAC_1
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Re: weird problem console log in problem

Reset GSP and try.
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Marvin Tapessur_1
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Re: weird problem console log in problem


Already tried that, but nothing...
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Torsten.
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Re: weird problem console log in problem

Apart from the capital letters, it looks like the OS login, not the GSP login. Try to press CTRL B.
I guess this is comming from the terminal emulation software you run, try to reset the settings (hyperterminal etc.).

Hope this helps!
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Marvin Tapessur_1
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Re: weird problem console log in problem


Yes and No!

I think it is the console login prompt, but normally I get "Console Login:" as prompt and not "LOGIN:". When I'm in the GSP menu everything is fine, meaning I have control over CAPS. It's only when I go to the console (CO) I get all CAPS.

Weird!
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Henk Geurts
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Re: weird problem console log in problem

try
control D
hold it for a few seconds...

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Marvin Tapessur_1
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FANTASTIC!!!! It worked!!

What does Ctrl-D do??

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Henk Geurts
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Re: weird problem console log in problem

it does a "soft" reset

(and if that still didn't work :
"Reset console by switch it off - press and hold the key "d" - switch on terminal by holding "d" - release "d" ten seconds after power is back - press RETURN"
)

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Torsten.
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Re: weird problem console log in problem

You are not onsite and you are able to use the local console terminal? You didn't tell us about this ;-)

Hope this helps!
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Marvin Tapessur_1
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Re: weird problem console log in problem


I'm not able to use a local terminal, only the GSP! I was able to login to the GSP and go to console mode. That's were I got the All CAPS Login prompt.
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Bill Hassell
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Re: weird problem console log in problem

Very common problem. Someone tried to login using the most annoying key on the keyboard: CAPS LOCK. Once HP-UX sees an all UPPERCASE login and password, the termio code assumes that this is an old teletype with only UPPERCASE characters and has turned on the iuclc and ouclc options (see man stty). If you notice in your listing, the GSP is fine (which is a separate computer) but leaving the GSP puts you back into HP-UX where the getty for the console is running. This getty needs to be respawned so login as root on a another terminal (ie, telnet, etc) and then find the console getty with:

UNIX95=1 ps -fC getty

Kill the process and you should see a new console getty spawned. That will return the console tty settings to normal.

FYI: A paperclip can easily eliminate the CAPS LOCK key. Just rip it out...
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