Solaris: How to Get to the ok Prompt

Ways of Accessing the ok Prompt

Access Method

What to Do

Graceful halt

  • From a console window (dtterm, for example), issue an appropriate command (for example, the shutdown,init, halt, or uadmin command) as described in Solaris system administration documentation.

Stop-A (L1-A) or Break key sequence

  • From a Sun keyboard, hold down the Stop and A keys simultaneously.


  • From a connected alphanumeric terminal, press the Break key.

Externally initiated

reset (XIR)

  • From the system controller, type the xir command.

Manual system reset

  • Press the front panel Power button and hold it for five seconds.

  • From the system controller, type the reset command.


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