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Old 09-18-2007
OK prompt

Here is a silly question:
I have a Sun 220R and I need to get to the OK prompt. I can't hook up a monitor and keyboard to it. Its on a KVM right now and I also have a console connected to it. I can use PuTTY to get to the console and then connect to the 220R from there.

How can I get to the OK prompt? I tried sending a Cntrl-C, no luck. I tried sending a cntrl-break, no luck.
# 2  
Old 09-18-2007
You could try <CR> ~ ctrl-b (carriage return, tilde, control b)

or possibly ~ break (spell the word "break")

Those are the other two sneaky ways I know of that sometimes work, depending on your config files/settings.

If you can log into the server as root, check out your /etc/default/kbd file. It should tell you if the alternate break sequence is enabled or not. Google that file for way more details than you could possibly want :-)
# 3  
Old 09-19-2007
putty has an option in the menu to send a "break" signal. just do a "right click" on the windowbar and choose "special options -> break".

hth,
DN2
# 4  
Old 10-04-2007
control ] and then send brk always works for me in putty to get to the ok prompt.

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