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Reseting Login Prompt After CPU Halt

Rob Kersey
Advisor

Reseting Login Prompt After CPU Halt

We have pressed the halt button on our alphas and typed continue to restart the cpu again.

Having halted we are unable to login @ opa0:

I know a @sys$startup:decw$startup restart can be done for dec windows to reset DTLOGIN/DTGREET.

However we are not using Dec Windows / motif!

Is it possible to reset the login so we can login @ opa0: again?

TIA

Billy D. Frigg.
4 REPLIES
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Reseting Login Prompt After CPU Halt

Hi Billy,
you aren't using Motif; this means you are using VT serial console?
If true, show terminal characteristcs and mainly Owen, Device type and tyoe ahead.

@Antoniov
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Rob Kersey
Advisor

Re: Reseting Login Prompt After CPU Halt

Ant,

We have a TFT on the box but have turned DECwindows off by setting the sysgen parameter window_system = 1.

Cheers.

Bill

Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: Reseting Login Prompt After CPU Halt

AFAIK, OPA0 is character-cell oriented, so you don't need DecWindows anyway. a plain would normally prompt you for username.
But more settings may be required, so pleas inform about:

What type of Alpha are you talking about, What type is OPA0: VT-like, or a PC (using terminal emulation)?
What port is it connected to (if applicable)?

Willem
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
David B Sneddon
Honored Contributor

Re: Reseting Login Prompt After CPU Halt

What does >>> SHOW CONSOLE indicate?
serial or graphics?
Setting WINDOW_SYSTEM = 1 will turn it ON,
not OFF. Set it to 0 to turn it off.

Dave.