The Question is:
DECWindows is not starting on my XP900. The VGA is ELSA Gloria Synergy, VMS is
Ver7.2-1. the monitor was BLACK when VMS was booting up and runing, DecWindow
was in startting. but however, I can boot up VMS from CDROM, I looked at some
DECW config files,
in DECW$DEVICE.COM graphics device is GZA0. but When I
do a SHOW DEV G , it can not show out. How do I fix this???? in urgent!!!
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Wizard will assume this is a PowerStorm 4D10T ELSA GLoria
Synergy graphics controller.
What happened prior to this failure? Was DECwindows ever configured
and working on this system? Which graphics controller?
DECwindows troubleshooting information is included in the OpenVMS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
Ensure you have the current SRM firmware loaded, and ensure you have
the mandatory ECO kits and the graphics-related ECO kits loaded.
Pointers to these resources are in the OpenVMS FAQ.
That the GZ-series device is marked offline is not confusing but not
consequential, and this is a display oddity that is expected to have
been resolved in more current OpenVMS and DECwindows releases.
Please seriously consider upgrading to a supported OpenVMS release,
and an associated supported DECwindows release.
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The Answer is :
For information on troubleshooting DECwindows startup problems, please
see the OpenVMS FAQ -- in the case of the PowerStorm 4D10T ELSA GLoria
Synergy and other recently-supported graphics cards and problems with
graphics support in general, please also apply the available GRAPHICS
ECO kit(s) and all mandatory ECO kits for OpenVMS and also for
DECwindows, as available. Various recent OpenVMS releases and
DECwindows releases have such kits.
The device is not showing because it is either misconfigured, or the
OpenVMS device autoconfiguration has been disabled, or there is a
low-level failure or error in the device or in the OpenVMS startup.
Details on the general troubleshooting steps for problems with the
DECwindows startup or DECwindows device configuration problems are
included within the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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