Vaxstation 4000/60 DECwindows

Marco Rauhut marco at
Sat Nov 28 13:30:50 CST 2015

That solved my IVP not a workstation problem... Thanks!

But now while testing ivp told me can`t open Display.

If i start the Vaxstation in the boot system i can use the hole Monitor.
But when VMS started there only 25 usable lines left on Monitor.

What i have done is that i have installed VMS with the alternate Console 
mode via RS232.
After that i connect a VGA monitor with a sync seperation adapter and a 
keyboard and mouse.

Remember VMS the install Environment?


Am 27.11.2015 um 23:03 schrieb Peter Coghlan:
> Marco Rauhut wrote:
>> Hello list -
>> I have a Vaxstation 4000/60 running VMS 7.3.
>> DW-MOTIF is installed, TAILOR=on, License OK...
>>             Copyright Compaq Computer Corporation 1988, 2000.
>>        DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Installation Verification 
>> Procedure (IVP)
>>      This IVP is intended to test some of the functionality of 
>> DECwindows Motif
>>      for OpenVMS and to provide a quick method of verifying the 
>> installation.
>>      This machine is not a workstation.  Please provide the nodename 
>> of a
>>      workstation on which to display the IVP tests.  You must be sure 
>> that this
>>      account and node have security access to the display node, or 
>> the IVP will
>>      fail.
>>      To skip the display-oriented tests, press Ctrl/Z at the 
>> following prompt.
>> Why IVP detect the Vaxstation as not a workstation?
>> Serial Console is off...
>> Any ideas?
> How are you logging in to the VAXstation?
> If you log in using the workstation monitor/keyboard/mouse, the IVP 
> should
> detect that you are on a workstation.  Try:
> to check.
> If you log in via DECnet (SET HOST), via a serial line or via some TCP/IP
> packages (telnet/rlogin/rsh/ssh), you may need to do something like:
> before you run the IVP so it knows where to display stuff.
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.

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