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Root directory - SET DEF [000000]
Relative directory - SET DEF [.NEWDIR]
Go "up" - SET DEF [-]

TCP/IP, X and XDM (on Alpha, OpenVMS 8.3)

@SYS$MANAGER:TCPIP$CONFIG - menu driven configuration for TCP/IP clients and servers
using eXcursion or other XDM compatible X Server
configure XDM on server using above
$ set def SYS$SPECIFIC:[TCPIP$XDM]
$ COPY XACCESS.TEMPLATE XACCESS.TXT
edit as required (default allows everyone to start a session)

$ TCPIP SHOW SERVICE XDM
logs:
XDM server	TCPIP$XDM_RUN.LOG	SYS$SPECIFIC:[TCPIP$XDM]

X terminal 	xterm_name_domain.COM 	SYS$SPECIFIC:[TCPIP$XDM.WORK]

  		xterm_name_domain.ERR 	SYS$SPECIFIC:[TCPIP$XDM.WORK]

  		xterm_name_domain.OUT 	SYS$SPECIFIC:[TCPIP$XDM.WORK]

User 		xterm_name_domain.LOG 	SYS$LOGIN 

TCP/IP, X and XDM? on VAX (simh), OpenVMS 7.1

Can't install with PRODUCT INSTALL * (POLYCENTER)
instead:
$ set def sys$update
$ @VMSINSTAL UCX041 DUA3:[TCPIP_VAX_041.KIT]
Unfortunatelly XDM is not working (existing) on this version of UCX, at least not default
And I forgot to write here how I managed to get DECWindows applications running. Now I get an error upon SET DISPLAY/CREATE
17-JUL-2010: It seems that I need to install DECWindows MOTIF for SET DISPLAY/CREATE to work. MOTIF is not installed automatically when using VMS 7.1 install media (original, not hobbyist, since hobbyist disks have never arrived, probably lost in the romanian mail system)

Other

"enable" all privileges if allowed by UAF
set proc/priv=all
to try on the alpha:
File DECW$DEVICE_CONFIG_CQ.COM sets pixel size and frequency parameters for S3 TRIO 64/TRIO 32.
(from http://openvmshobbyist.org/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=50&thread_id=634)
also from http://h71000.www7.hp.com/wizard/wiz_9758.html

  Equate the following DECWindows Server Symbols within the file
  DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.COM to configure the desired resolution
  and vertical refresh rates.  For example:
 
    $ DECW$XSIZE_IN_PIXELS == 1280
    $ DECW$YSIZE_IN_PIXELS == 1024
    $ DEFINE/SYSTEM DECW$SERVER_REFRESH_RATE 70


MicroVAX II ethernet address

>>> e/p/w 20001920
  P 20001920  FF08    
>>> e
  P 20001922  FF00    
>>> e
  P 20001924  FF2B    
>>> e
  P 20001926  FF06    
>>> e
  P 20001928  FF17    
>>> e
  P 2000192A  FFC2    
>>> 
The address is: 08-00-2B-06-17-C2

DEASSIGN

Cancels a logical name assignment that was made with one of the following commands: ALLOCATE, ASSIGN, DEFINE, or MOUNT. The DEASSIGN command also deletes a logical name table that was created with the CREATE/NAME_TABLE command.

DECNET DTSS errors

DTSS is DECNET's distributed time system. If not enough servers are detected on the network (usually either 1 or 3) it will regularly complain on the console, e.g.:
%%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM  30-SEP-2016 10:14:22.80  %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user SYSTEM on ELMER
Event: Enable Completed from: Node LOCAL:.ELMER DTSS,
        at: 2016-09-30-10:12:25.410+03:00Iinf
        Clock Set=True
        eventUid   62815A20-86F6-11E6-8004-AA0004000B04
        entityUid  62551A00-86F6-11E6-8004-AA0004000B04
        streamUid  606CD200-86F6-11E6-8003-AA0004000B04
Solution from hpe community:
The way to PREVENT it from starting is a SYSTEM_WIDE, logical name NET$DISABLE_DTSS, with any TRUE value. I have copied SYS$MANAGER:NET$LOGICALS.TEMPLATE to SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR]NET$LOGICALS.COM and added:
$! To solve " too few servers detected " regarding DTSS
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/NOLOG NET$DISABLE_DTSS		1

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