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zhaokai_1
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openvms can't open terminal on the host

The version of my openvms system is 7.3.1,installed on a hp alphaserver ds25.
I always use telnet on a pc to login to the alphaserver.
Recently i found that i can't open the terminal on the alphaserver,no matter how much times i click on the terminal icon,the indicator light of the disk flash but the terminal just don't open,but anyway,i still can telnet it.
Anybody tell me what could be the reason?
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Volker Halle
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Re: openvms can't open terminal on the host

Zhaokai,

welcome to the OpenVMS ITRC forum.

Reading your description, it looks like you are logged in using DECwindows CDE on the graphics screen of the DS25 and want to open a DECterm terminal by clicking on the DECterm icon.

If the DECterm window does not open, this is typically caused by a problem in the login procedures (SYLOGIN.COM or user's LOGIN.COM). Look at any DECW*.LOG files in your login-directory for error messages. As a test, consider to temporarily add an $ EXIT command as the first line of your login procedures.

Volker.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor
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Re: openvms can't open terminal on the host

Zhaokai,

here is a pointer to ATW (Ask The Wizard) article 2199, which describes this type of problem:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/wizard/wiz_2199.html

Volker.
zhaokai_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: openvms can't open terminal on the host

Thanks very much for your reply.
Volker.
I just used another user to login to the decwindows and there i could open the decterm terminal,so i modified the login.com file of the last user,and it works.
Several weeks ago ,i added a line to the login.com file--"$@orauser bkm" in order that i won't have to start oracle beq listner every time I start a session from the smarterm,but this caused the problem.
I don't know why this could cause the problem.
zhaokai_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: openvms can't open terminal on the host

Volker
Thank you again.
The link helps.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: openvms can't open terminal on the host

Zhaokai,

for further troubleshooting your DECterm problem, please see:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/DOC/73final/6300/6300pro_008.html

Consider to add the following line at the beginning of your LOGIN.COM:

$ DEFINE DECW$DECTERM_OUTPUT DECTERM.LOG

Then re-active your oracle command line and re-try creating a DECterm windows. The DECTERM.LOG file should show you the error. If you find and post the error message, we may be able to tell you WHY it doesn't work.

Volker.
zhaokai_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: openvms can't open terminal on the host

volker
I appreciate your help.
It's a pity that our alpha server is send to our client and our new alpha server will not be here untill next week.
I'll post the LOG file as soon as the new alpha server arrives.