HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
OpenVMS Version 7.3 Release Notes
|Service Description||Part Numbers|
|Distribution of the OpenVMS VAX Operating System binaries on CD-ROM, plus hardcopy manuals for the full documentation set||QA-001AA-H8 QT-001AA-E8|
|Consolidated Distribution of Binaries only on CD-ROM for the OpenVMS VAX Operating System and all Layered Products on the Software Product Library||QA-VWJ8A-A8 QT-VWJ8A-C8|
|Consolidated Distribution of Binaries and Online Documentation on CD-ROM for the OpenVMS VAX Operating System and all Layered Products on the Software Product Library||QA-YL48A-A8 QT-YL48A-C8|
|Consolidated Distribution of Binaries and Online Documentation on CD-ROM for all OpenVMS VAX Layered Products on the Software Product Library||QA-5G88A-A8 QT-5G88A-C8|
Please contact your Compaq Services representative if you want to
revise your Service Agreement to include updates for the OpenVMS VAX
Operating System on CD-ROM, or Operating System and
Layered Software Products updates through one of the Software Product
Library subscription services listed in Table A-1.
A.6 Netscape Navigator Version 3.03 Retiring
Netscape Navigator Version 3.03 will be retired as of December 31, 2001. The replacement product is Mozilla for OpenVMS Alpha and is expected to be available in Q3 2001 by way of a download from the OpenVMS web site and in a future version of the Compaq OpenVMS e-Business Infrastructure Package CD-ROM (order number QA-6LYAA-H8).
Note that the Mozilla 0.8 technology demonstration kit is currently available for download at:
Netscape FastTrack 3.02 will be available for download on the OpenVMS
web site through September 30, 2001 and will be retired as of December
31, 2001. The replacement product is the Compaq Secure Web Server
(based upon Apache) and is currently available for download from the
OpenVMS web site and on the OpenVMS e-Business Infrastructure Package
CD-ROM (order number QA-6LYAA-H8) bundled into the
OpenVMS Alpha V7.3 media kit.
A.8 PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (NetWare)
PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (NetWare) was retired in July 1998. This product
still ships with PATHWORKS for OpenVMS Version 6.0A, but it is not
available on PATHWORKS for OpenVMS Version 6.0B or on OpenVMS Version
A.9 POLYCENTER Software Installation Utility: DECwindows Motif Interface Retired
The DECwindows Motif interface for the POLYCENTER Software Installation
utility has been retired. All functions of the POLYCENTER Software
Installation utility are still available from the DCL interface using
the PRODUCT command.
A.10 X.25 Client for OpenVMS Alpha Retirement (Alpha Only)
The X.25 Client for OpenVMS Alpha product has been retired and is not supported on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2 or 7.3. However, the X.25 for OpenVMS Alpha product provides the functionality previously provided by the X.25 Client for OpenVMS Alpha product.
Customers who need X.25 Client functionality for OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3 can achieve it with the following:
On OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, X.25 functionality is included in DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS and has not changed.
X.25 for OpenVMS Alpha Systems, Version 1.5 also includes:
As products are retired and the operating system evolves, certain OpenVMS manuals are archived. Archived manuals are no longer maintained and are not part of the OpenVMS documentation set. However, they are available on the OpenVMS Documentation CD-ROM and the external website:
This appendix contains information specific to certain hardware products:
The following sections contain release notes specific to the ALPHAbook
1 notebook computer.
B.1.1 Using the SCSI_MODE Utility
The OpenVMS Alpha operating system includes a generic SCSI_MODE utility that allows privileged users to modify a SCSI device's mode pages. By using this utility to enable automatic disk spindown, users can save approximately 2 watts of power. Because mode pages are saved on the disk drive, the state is saved across power cycles.
The following example shows how to enable automatic SCSI disk spindown after a 1-minute timeout period. (To select a spindown time other than 1 minute, replace the "01" following the " - offset f" with the desired number of minutes expressed as a 2-digit hexadecimal value.) Use this procedure only on the internal drive of the ALPHAbook 1 notebook computer. Note that the parameter values shown in this example apply only to DVAS-2810 devices. To identify the SCSI disk devices on your system, use the SHOW DEVICE/FULL DK command.
$ define dcl$path sys$etc $ scsi_mode -devnam dka0 -devtyp DVAS-2810 -offset f 01 -page 38 -mount -save $! $! Processing Page #38h $! $! Cur 00______ 04______ 08______ 0C______ 10______ 14______ 18______ 1C______ $! 0000 11000008 001829D0 00000200 B80400B4 0000 $! $! Chng 00______ 04______ 08______ 0C______ 10______ 14______ 18______ 1C______ $! 0000 11000008 001829D0 00000200 B80400FF 0000 $! $! Sel 00______ 04______ 08______ 0C______ 10______ 14______ 18______ 1C______ $! 0000 00000008 001829D0 00000200 38040001 0000 $! Perform MODE SELECT to page 38h [y/n] ? y
If an ALPHAbook 1 notebook computer is booted with the console environment variable set to graphics, the name of the serial line (COM1) will be different. On an ALPHAbook 1, the COM1 device is called TTA0.
The COM1 device is controlled by SYS$YSDRIVER instead of SYS$OPDRIVER.
If the console is set to serial, the device is called OPA0.
B.1.3 Graphics Display Modes
The ALPHAbook 1 notebook computer contains a Western Digital 90C24A graphics controller displayed on a 10.4-inch active matrix Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display.
Note that if a video monitor (CRT) is connected, the DECwindows display
server software (which automatically detects the presence of an
attached video monitor) sets the resolution to 1024 x 768 and disables
the TFT display. If the server determines that no monitor is connected,
it forces the size to match the LCD (800 x 600) and disables the CRT
outputs (which saves power when the computer is running on battery).
B.1.4 Customizing the Graphics Display
You can override the size selection by modifying the SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.COM file.
You can also modify other parameters by using the DCL command DEFINE/SYSTEM for the following logical names:
Frequency in Hz
|LCD-only||800 x 600||56|
|CRT-only||640 x 480||72|
|800 x 600||72|
|1024 x 768||70|
|Other CRT||640 x 480||60|
|640 x 480||70|
|800 x 600||56|
|800 x 600||60 1|
|1024 x 768||60|
|1024 x 768||75|
The following notes apply to the PCMCIA bus.
OpenVMS support for the PCMCIA bus on the ALPHAbook 1 system is limited to the following cards:
The OpenVMS operating system can configure a maximum of one Ethernet card and one FAX/Modem card.
Hot swapping (removing and replacing cards while the computer is running) PCMCIA cards is not supported. If a PCMCIA card is inserted or removed while the OpenVMS operating system is running, it could result in a system hang (the system is unresponsive) or a system crash. A future release of the OpenVMS operating system is expected to include support for hot swapping PCMCIA cards.
The highest recommended baud rate for the Apex Data ClipperCom V.34 International Data/FAX Modem card is 9600. For access to the modem, Compaq recommends that you use the following DCL and modem commands:
$ SET TERM/PERM/SPEED=9600/ALT/MODEM TTB0: $ SET HOST/DTE TTB0: at*ncxx at&k6 at&s1 at\g1 at\q1 at\x1)
(Note that xx represents the country number; for example, the United States is 22. See the Apex Data ClipperCom V.34 documentation for a list of country numbers.)
The highest recommended baud rate for the Megahertz 28.8 FAX/Modem card is 9600. For access to the modem, Compaq recommends that you use the following DCL and modem commands:
$ SET TERM/PERM/SPEED=9600/ALT/MODEM TTB0: $ SET HOST/DTE TTB0: at&s1 at&r1
Audio feedback is available for the telephone call status.
The Apex Data ClipperCom V.34 International Data/FAX Modem works correctly with the PMDF FAX and Gold-FAX software to transmit data.
The Megahertz 28.8 FAX/Modem works correctly with the PMDF FAX software
to send and receive data with line speeds up to 19.2 baud. However, if
you are using Gold-FAX software to send a FAX, the maximum baud rate
allowed with a Megahertz 28.8 FAX/Modem card is 9600 baud.
B.1.6 Audio Support
The DECsound utility included with DECwindows Motif Version 1.2-3 does
not support the sound processor on the ALPHAbook 1 system. Audio
support is available on the OpenVMS Multimedia services kit, a
separately licensed layered product available from Compaq.
B.1.7 Keyboard Mapping
The ALPHAbook 1 keyboard is an 88-key, PC layout keyboard. The following notes describe how to set up the keyboard and enable particular key functions.
You can set up the keyboard either to follow the engravings or to map the keys in a manner that makes it easier for you as an OpenVMS user. To set up your keyboard either way, do the following:
The procedure for setting up your keyboard is the same as that required for all current AlphaServer and AlphaStation systems. The only difference is that the ALPHAbook 1 keyboard does not have all of the keys directly on it. (The next section describes how to generate those missing keys.)
You can also attach an LK411 (LK401 layout) compatible keyboard or a PCXAL (PS2 layout) keyboard directly to the AlphaBOOK 1 computer using the mini-docking station.
When mapping to an LK-style keyboard, note the following:
By default, the right ALT key is set for the special functions described in the ALPHAbook 1 User Guide (such as increasing or decreasing display brightness). To set the right ALT key to perform different functions so you can emulate a LK-style keyboard, you must change this setting at the console level by entering the following command at the console prompt:
After you enter this command, either enter the INIT command or powercycle the system. You can then use the right ALT key to perform the LK-style keyboard actions described in this section.
|LK-Style Key||ALPHAbook Key Combination|
|PF1||[SHIFT] [grey Numlock]|
|PF2||[RIGHT ALT] [grey /]|
|PF3||[RIGHT ALT] [grey *]|
|PF4||[RIGHT ALT] |
|KP,||[RIGHT ALT] [P]|
|KP-||[LOCK] [RIGHT ALT] [P]|
|KP_ENTER||[RIGHT ALT] [ENTER]|
|KP.||[RIGHT ALT] [grey .]|
|KP0||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 0]|
|KP1||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 1]|
|KP2||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 2]|
|KP3||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 3]|
|KP4||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 4]|
|KP5||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 5]|
|KP6||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 6]|
|KP7||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 7]|
|KP8||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 8]|
|KP9||[RIGHT ALT] [grey 9]|