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  1. Nicely done! What a swine of a problem to cut...

    Nicely done!

    What a swine of a problem to cut your teeth on! But you (hopefully) succeeded...

    It sounds like a very long session of space invaders is called for now - all in the interest of...
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    Yep, everything looks OK there. The UD7 /CSI...

    Yep, everything looks OK there.

    The UD7 /CSI is OK. The ROM at Exxx is disabled (signal high) when E8xx is selected (the I/O area).

    Yep, NOP generators - as simple as they are - are a very...
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    I remember at some point in the dim and distant...

    I remember at some point in the dim and distant past I had to increase the number of global pages to run a bespoke application I was trying to compile for a company.

    It didn't seem that difficult...
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    Excellent advice, works exactly as described. ...

    Excellent advice, works exactly as described.

    Thanks very much.

    Next thing, install various languages...

    Dave
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    Thank you everyone for your extremely helpful...

    Thank you everyone for your extremely helpful (and very detailed) assistance.

    I will give my newly-gained knowledge a test this week!

    I do remember reading somewhere that the DEC ISO images...
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    Perhaps it is an 'age' thing... Perhaps it was...

    Perhaps it is an 'age' thing...

    Perhaps it was 11M at the time? That brain cell has died now!

    I am having a night off for a change, so - before I do the next thing with my OpenVMS 6.1 install -...
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    Getting further. Got the base OpenVMS 6.1...

    Getting further. Got the base OpenVMS 6.1 Operating System installed at the second attempt. I misread one of the questions on the first attempt...

    Much easier than a RSX11M+ SYSGEN...

    One step...
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    Just looked up the protocol specification for the...

    Just looked up the protocol specification for the Logitech Logimouse C7 - and that (at first check) seems to support the same protocol as the DEC equivalent.
    ...
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    There is a long story about the internet access...

    There is a long story about the internet access (or rather lack of)...

    The bizarre thing is that my install manual is only 3m away from the machine in a plastic container. Dooooo!

    Never mind,...
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    Thanks for the links. Another chance...

    Thanks for the links.

    Another chance conversation the other day with a remote work colleague *** may *** have located another stash of decommissioned VAX machines...

    These things are like...
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    I smoke tested the terminals I had acquired - a...

    I smoke tested the terminals I had acquired - a bit disappointing :-(...

    I have one VT220 (white) and one VT420 (green) that are OK.

    The other VT220 appears to have a power-supply related issue...
  12. My guess would be a German company (with the...

    My guess would be a German company (with the umlauts).

    I searched for "Loetseite" (replace the umlauted "o" with "oe") and the most hits that came up appeared to be a PLC manufacturer.

    However,...
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    >>> but I'd like a DEC one. Same here (or the...

    >>> but I'd like a DEC one.

    Same here (or the digitising tablet - probably even rarer)...

    I'll keep an eye out. Whilst chatting to another colleague about something totally unrelated yesterday...
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    If I am reading/understanding the error section...

    If I am reading/understanding the error section of the manual correctly, your DZ 003 error is a missing mouse. DZ 002 is a missing keyboard.

    Yes, HEX code 0070 (hex) is a mouse error.

    Dave
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    >>> Next task will be to get DECwindows Motif...

    >>> Next task will be to get DECwindows Motif running

    That's my next job...

    Dave
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    So, it is smart enough to spot that there is no...

    So, it is smart enough to spot that there is no monitor connected. That is the first time I have come across that in a machine!

    I managed to erase the last two SCSI disks tonight (both 0.5 GB -...
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    When I get my cable and smoke test the monitor...

    When I get my cable and smoke test the monitor (:-)) I will check.

    Thanks.

    I will look in the manual and see if I can decode how you got that. I may need a bit of help if I can't...

    Dave
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    I picked up my piece of paper today that has the...

    I picked up my piece of paper today that has the results of the console SHOW ERROR output:


    ? 001 1 NVR 0025
    ?? 001 2 LCSPX 0200
    015 0206 60 68 68 0 0 0

    I have omitted all of the leading...
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    I assume (!) it is completely (over)writing all...

    I assume (!) it is completely (over)writing all of the data on the disk...

    It may also be reading and verifying it as well of course.

    I can see from the disk activity LED that it is clearly...
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    2 more SCSI disks erased tonight... 2 more...

    2 more SCSI disks erased tonight... 2 more tomorrow night perhaps :-)?

    Takes 1 hr 15 minutes for a 1 GB drive on a 100 MHz VAX station 4000 model 96.

    The specifications I have seen do identify...
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    Dave (g4ugm), I am missing the 3W3 to BNC...

    Dave (g4ugm),

    I am missing the 3W3 to BNC cable from the VAX station itself.

    I do have the monitor (if it works) so I just need the bog standard cable.

    I also understand, with a bit of...
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    Another SCSI disk erased... Started cleaning...

    Another SCSI disk erased...

    Started cleaning up the cases...

    Removed the covers from the VT420s (all green tubes by the codes) and blew out the dust and cr*p. I will try these tomorrow night...
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    Yep, there is a major flaw in the emulator I am...

    Yep, there is a major flaw in the emulator I am using.

    The emulator doesn't bump the PC on for every instruction it reads. As a result the conditional and indirect jumps go to the wrong page if...
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    I solved the problem with the stack. I slightly...

    I solved the problem with the stack. I slightly re-wrote that part of the emulator.

    I then found the assembler I was using (to assemble the disassembled source code with my created comments)...
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    I suspect your two problems (/IRQ = high and no...

    I suspect your two problems (/IRQ = high and no video) are caused by separate things - but the same IC.

    Normally, /IRQ = high would only mean that the keyboard wouldn't work and the cursor not...
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