Probs w. M3119 CXY08 MUX on VAX VMS 7.3
bqt at update.uu.se
Mon Aug 17 12:40:55 CDT 2015
On 2015-08-17 19:33, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm fiddeling around for hours now to get an M3119-YA CXY08
> Multiplexer to work in my VAX4000/300 on VMS7.3.
> The Card is properly detected it seems..
> Device Device Error
> Name Status Count
> FTA0: Offline 0
> OPA0: Online 0
> TNA0: Offline 0
> TNA2: Online 0
> TXA0: Online 4
> TXA1: Online 0
> TXA2: Online 0
> TXA3: Online 7
> TXA4: Online 0
> TXA5: Online 0
> TXA6: Online 0
> TXA7: Online 0
> VTA0: Offline 0
> SYSGEN> SH/CONF
> System CSR and Vectors on 17-AUG-2015 19:17:01.69
> Name: PAA Units: 1 Nexus:0 (CI )
> Name: PAB Units: 1 Nexus:1 (CI )
> Name: EZA Units: 4 Nexus:2 (NI )
> Name: PUA Units: 1 Nexus:3 (UBA) CSR: 772150 Vector1: 154 Vector2: 000
> Name: PTA Units: 1 Nexus:3 (UBA) CSR: 774500 Vector1: 260 Vector2: 000
> Name: PTB Units: 1 Nexus:3 (UBA) CSR: 760404 Vector1: 300 Vector2: 000
> Name: TXA Units: 8 Nexus:3 (UBA) CSR: 760440 Vector1: 310 Vector2: 314
> ..and it is the first card left of the CPU in the QBUS Backplane followed
> from an working CQD200/TM.
> AThe DIP Switches are set like the standard in some CXY08 Manual, the MUX
> is set to DHU11 programming model.
> I've first tried to connect a serial line pronter with no luck so I've
> tried to connect a 2nd VT420 and have no luck again. I know of the meaning
> of the several modem control signals and how they should be wired, have
> connected such a "null modem RS232 device" that shorts 4 to 5 and 6+8 to
> 20. I've tried to copy data from a file to the lines and I have shorted 2+3
> of the Muxer Pins from the line and done a SET HOST/DTE/ESC=E TXA0:,allt
> that ends with an timeout writing to the lines and the lines acting
> identically, regardles which one I try to use.
> $ copy SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM txa3:
> %COPY-E-WRITEERR, error writing TXA3:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM;5
> -RMS-F-WER, file write error
> -SYSTEM-F-TIMEOUT, device timeout
> %COPY-W-NOTCMPLT, SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR]SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM;5 not completely
> $ sh term txa3
> Terminal: _TXA3: Device_Type: Unknown Owner: No Owner
> Input: 9600 LFfill: 0 Width: 80 Parity: None
> Output: 9600 CRfill: 0 Page: 24
> Terminal Characteristics:
> Interactive Echo Type_ahead No Escape
> No Hostsync TTsync Lowercase No Tab
> Wrap Scope No Remote No Eightbit
> Broadcast No Readsync No Form Fulldup
> Modem No Local_echo Autobaud No Hangup
> No Brdcstmbx No DMA No Altypeahd Set_speed
> No Commsync Line Editing Overstrike editing No Fallback
> No Dialup No Secure server No Disconnect No Pasthru
> No Syspassword No SIXEL Graphics No Soft Characters No Printer Port
> Numeric Keypad No ANSI_CRT No Regis No Block_mode
> No Advanced_video No Edit_mode No DEC_CRT No DEC_CRT2
> No DEC_CRT3 No DEC_CRT4 No DEC_CRT5 No Ansi_Color
> VMS Style Input
> Depending on set term/modem or set term/printer the modem control lines are
> changing the level, that's ok. But I can't get a single character printed
> to the terminal which I have verified with an USB to serial cable already,
> the terminal is ok and I have an LED-Analyzer for RS232 between the RS232
> Since I'm a total VMS Noob I now have some Questions:
> .. have I missed something?
> .. is the CXY08 bad?
> .. what could I try next?
> ...is there some diagnosting software for the CXY08 existing for VMS
> and if yes, where can I get it?
> Thanks in advance,
Since you have an error count in there, I would expect there to be
something in the error log. Might be worth checking what it says...
Other than that, I have not tried that specific hardware, but I have
seen similar issues when DMA have been non-working. Are you sure the
card is in the correct slot? I assume you know about qbus bus
continuation, as well as the actual backplane layout, and possibly
jumpers that might need to be put one way or another depending on the
type of slot, if it is a quad size card...
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