The Question is:
I am setting up a refurbished digital personal workstation 600au with openvms
v7.1-1h1. I have the operating system loaded and also the ceric software
called visicer. In the software visicer when i go to access different
windows, (a window with the head
ing DECterm:) I get the following error: %DECW-E-TIMEOUT_CONTROL, Timeout
waiting for DECterm controller to start.
I have the following loaded on the computer:
dec axpvms decnet_phase_IV v7.1-1h1 full lp
dec axpvms dwmotif v1.2-4 full lp
dec axpvms openvms v7.1-1h1 platform
dec axpvms ucx v4.2-21 full lp
dec vms 7.1-1h1 oper system
What do I need to do to solve this problem?
The Answer is :
What you should -- and will -- want to do to use this particular hardware
configuration is upgrade your software and core products. Specifically,
please upgrade to supported OpenVMS Alpha, TCP/IP Services, and DECwindows
You are running a hardware release, a practice that the OpenVMS Wizard
strongly discourages once the mainline release is available -- and all
new installations of old hardware releases is very strongly discouraged.
In this case (as of this writing), six subsequent mainline OpenVMS Alpha
releases are available, two subsequent DECwindows Motif releases, and
four TCP/IP Services releases. Your software configuration is old and
also happens to be a very early (hardware-release) software configuration
for the specified hardware configuration, in other words.
For information on what has been resolved subsequent to this release,
please see the dozen or more release notes and new features files.
If you insist on running this configuration -- something that the OpenVMS
Wizard strongly discourages -- you will want to apply the ECO kits for
the products in use. (This will be a large number of kits and -- because
none of these product versions are presently supported in this particular
software and hardware configuration -- will also be missing various of the
more recent ECO kits.)