The Question is:
I noticed that when I was logging in an old-style DECWindows session with a
normal user, it took some time (about 30 seconds) before the Session Manager
On the other hand, it was instantaneous with the SYSTEM user.
So to dig the subject I created a new user and made sure he had nothing in his
login.com to slow him down. I also gave him all privileges.
At first, I gave him the UIC [200,1] and logged in. I saw the same waiting
period. I was monitoring system activity and the newly created WSAn: process
on another station and saw no activity whatsoever... the process just stays on
the image "loginout.ex
e" for 30 seconds until "decw$session.exe" is started.
Then I changed his UIC to [5,1] and... tada! the Session Manager appeared right
The same behavior happens on the graphics console and on an X-terminal.
I also tried with the new desktop and it is fast in all cases... the problem is
that I need the old desktop !
Also there is no time loss if I log into the system through a DECterm (telnet,
"set host" or eXcursion). It seems to be solely an issue between VMS and Motif.
Can tou tell me what is going on ?
Aluminerie Alouette Inc.
The Answer is :
Interesting. The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage a look at the system
activity during login using AMDS (and particularly looking at locking
and locking activity), at the process quotas and settings, at the
available physical memory and system settings, at the user, system,
and DECwindows login procedures, and at whether or not another user
has logged into the UIC group before this user. If nothing obvious
appears as a result of this investigation, the OpenVMS Wizard would
encourage a call to the Compaq Customer Support Center to look into
this difference in behaviour.