VAX 11/730 quickie

Mike Ross tmfdmike at
Sat Feb 20 18:03:36 CST 2016

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 8:23 AM, tony duell <ard at> wrote:
> [...]
>> red lights. The baud rate switches are set for 4800 - the default.
> Eh? There is no way to set it for 4800 baud (the installation manual,
> printset, and my tests all agree on what baud rates are available).
> How do you have the switches set?

I just double checked. 3 was open; 4 was closed. That's default 2400.

Switch 8 was also closed; I have no idea of its function. All other
switches were open.

I set ALL switches to open - including 3 & 8. 3 & 4 open gives 9600
baud. I have no idea what setting 8 open does - but it didn't change
behaviour. Still nothing on console. Grrrr.

I might just try all switches *closed* on the basis that maybe it was
wired wrong but... no doesn't make sense; the system would have been
operational when decommissioned; the switch settings as I received it
must be valid...

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