The Question is:
i have an alpha server 4100 with OpenVMS V7.2-1 installed..
and a dw-motif V 1.2-5, i registered and loaded
the required license.. but the windowing doesnt
work... and all the time an error on OPA0:
(error modifying OPA0:)
(unknown terminal type) device always appears..and i can't edit any
from the main monitor.. the command
$set term/inquir does not response..
the monitor type is COMPAQ V70
ANY IDEA ABOUT THIS PROBLEM
thanks alot for your cooperation
The Answer is :
The Alpha console environment is very primitive and (at best) some of
the available systems can emulate a VT52-series terminal. The workstation
requires the windowing system and the graphics controller to drive the
displays and for tasks such as an emulation of a terminal display -- in
the vast majority of cases, the interpretation of and the processing of
character data is a task that is performed by host software.
The (incomplete) listings of the errors seen would tend to indicate
something in a login procedure or an interactive command or such, and
not something in DECwindows itself.
Now that you have the necessary licenses installed, log off the console
and start up DECwindows. (If you cannot, then -- since you have already
inserted the DECwindows startup into the system startup and since you
have already set the WINDOW_SYSTEM parameter per the FAQ, you can shut
down and reboot the system.)
The configuration and use of a standard serial terminal or a terminal
emulator as a serial console can be advantageous -- details on setting
up a serial console are included in the FAQ. This approach bypasses
the rather limited and primitive environment of the console and the
workstation graphics controller.
The graphics monitor itself is irrelevent to the discussion of the
display capabilities, the capabilities are dictated by the graphics
controller and the host software. The graphics monitor itself -- unlike
a traditional serial terminal or a terminal emulator -- imparts no
intelligence and no capabilities beyond the simple ability to display
the signals generated by and received from the graphics controller.
The graphics controller and the host are thus the key components.
(The FAQ has a tangentally related discussion, on matching the graphics
controller signaling with the graphics monitor.)
Details of installing and configuring DECwindows are included in the
DECwindows documentation set. This documentation -- including the
DECwindows installation guide -- is available at the OpenVMS