The Question is:
I have a Vaxstation 4000 Model 96 running VMS 5.5-2. I am trying to comunicate
hook up a terminal to the TTA2 port eventually to control a machine.
Comunications should be serial
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: Xon/Xoff
On my other identical workstaions, as soon as I hook up a terminal, and hit
return, I get a login prompt. On this particular computer, I do not get any
response. I tried "copy anyfile.txt" tta2:" which sent the output to my
terminal. I don't think ther
e is any mechanical problem with the computer, and I tested the cable /
terminal emulator with a different workstation to make sure my settings were
The Answer is :
If you get absoluetely no response (not even garbage when you press
return), then something on OpenVMS likely has the port allocated, or
the port has not yet been configured, or you have a wiring problem,
or you have a hardware problem with the terminal or the host serial
If you have tried the COPY SYS$MANAGER:LOGIN.COM TTA2: and you saw the
contents of LOGIN.COM output on the TTA2: terminal, then it would appear
that you have a problem with the input side of the wiring connection,
specifically with the wiring, the serial port, or the terminal.
Try swapping combinations of the terminal(s) and the wiring around with
the other (working) configurations, and see if the problem moves.