Solaris 7 Sun Hardware Platform Guide

SPARCstation 4 Issues

This section describes a workaround to a limitation of the SPARCstation 4 when used with Power Management.

The AC accessory outlet on the SPARCstation 4 system unit is an unswitched outlet. The AC power switch does not control power flowing through the accessory outlet. If you connect a monitor to the accessory outlet, you cannot turn it off using the system unit power switch. Similarly, if you use Power Management software, the software cannot turn off the monitor automatically. To conserve energy, consider using an Energy Star compliant monitor. Sun offers a variety of Energy Star compliant monitors in its standard SPARCstation 4 system configurations. This information does not apply to SPARCserver 4 configurations. The SPARCserver 4 includes a switched accessory outlet.