Short test programs for pdp 11/34

Devin lyokoboy0 at
Fri Sep 23 09:06:59 CDT 2016

Thanks, I look forward to trying that out tonight. Thanks for the quick info on how to operate the front panel. As far as the boot card goes, I do have one, but I do not have the vt100 connected at the moment. I. Will get it all set up and post back tonight, using pdp11gui to load the dec diagnostics sounds like the way to go.

On Sep 23, 2016, at 8:47 AM, Jörg Hoppe <j_hoppe at> wrote:

> Hi Devin,
> if you have the M9312 boot strap card: do you see the console emulator prompt?
> If the machine HALTs on power-up, some micro coded diagnostic failed
> => bad!
> If you see the M9312 prompt, you can use PDP11GUI for further testing
> Then you can write own assembler programs and download paper-tape based diagnostics. Contact me for more.
> Joerg
> Am 23.09.2016 um 03:55 schrieb devin davison:
>> Hello, made some progress with the pdp 11/34 I picked up a while back.
>> Managed to repair the faulty power supply. I am in the process of trying to
>> get a minimal configuration of the machine up and running.
>> I am looking for a short program to key in to try and test the
>> functionality of the cpu. Is there anywhere aside from the DEC manuals I
>> could go to get a quick idea of how to operate the front panel? The manual
>> is very in depth, however i am looking for sort of a quick start guide to
>> get started pretty quickly. Any site with info on how to operate the front
>> panel or some quick short programs i can key in would be of interest.
>> I  almost have the whole machine put back together on my desk, if all goes
>> well and it runs as expected, i want to post back with some nice orderly
>> pictures of it in the rack next to all the drives and the tape Drive.
>> Progress overall with the whole machine has been slow going, the machine
>> came with a heap of rsx 11 disk packs and tapes, however I am not to the
>> point where i can use them just yet. Ive been kinda itching to see whats on
>> those tapes, hopefully soon.
>> --Devin

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