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DE500-?? in 64-bit PCI slot?

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The Question is:

Hardware: DIGITAL Alphastation 600 5/333
Software: OpenVMS Alpha V6.2
The Alphastation comes with both 32 & 64-bits PCI slots, when I install a DE500 10/100MB ethernet card to the 64-bit slot, it can be seen on console prompt, but disappear after booting up OpenVMS.
It works prefectly when installing in 32-bits PCI slot (can be seen on both console and VMS prompt.

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS Alpha V6.2 is rather old, and a number of changes have been
  made since that time -- there are configurations where an ECO kit or
  upgrade is required to get the DE500 recognized when inserted in a
  64-bit PCI slot rather than the expected 32-bit PCI slot.  Or,
  obviously, don't use the 64-bit slot for the DE500.
  Please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center for assistance,
  as details on the configuration, the installed ECO kits (if any)
  (eg: ALPLAN05_062) and the specific DE500 controller involved will
  be required.

answer written or last revised on ( 2-MAR-2000 )

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