Boot Without DHCP

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    I have 2 wyse v50 duals. They have been in service for 4-5 years working with essentially no issues. Recently the IT group changed the DHCP server and they will no longer boot. I have sniffed packets and can see that the v50 sends a request, the server replies, but the v50’s seem to just be ignoring the reply. I have plugged other Ubuntu, Win, and Sun based machines into the exact same copper that these are plugged into and they get addresses and work flawlessly… I have pluggeed a few HP xterms into the same copper with suggess… these two wyse terms just have issues…. maybe they need an OS update?

    Unfortunately, if a wyse is configured for DHCP, and it doesn’t get an address, it just takes you to a blank grey screen with an ‘X’ mouse cursor. Is there any way past this so I can set the thing for a static address? I need my terminals!!!!

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    ConfGenConfGen
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    Do you see the Linux boot screen at all? Or are you talking about the PXE request at the beginning?

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    I get past the linux splash screens. What I see is a plain grey screen with the “X” for a mouse cursor. This is the Xwindows startup that appears while a window manager is loaded… and the problem is that a window manager never actually starts unless an address is assigned… Its a pretty major bug if you ask me.

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    ConfGenConfGen
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    Which firmware version is running on the box?

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    #21174
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    How can I tell the version number?

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    Try pressing the “g” key repeatly during the boot process. This should reset the unit to factory defaults.
    Or use Wyse Simple Imager / USB Imager to reflash the unit.

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