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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author "LMF license check has failed" error at DECWindows
Chazmo
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Posted on April 03 2006 01:31
Hello everyone. smiley I am brand new to OpenVMS, so please bear with me. First of all, I would just like to say that I'm really excited to get this going... I've been wanting to play with and learn OpenVMS for quite awhile and finally found an AlphaServer 1000A for cheap. Gotta love Craigslist! Anyway, onto my question...

Alright, I got as far as installing OpenVMS and figured out the first license issue (the checksum not matching). Everything went through okay it looks like and I'm at the DECWindows login screen. When I try to log in using "SYSTEM" for the user name and the password I chose, I get the following error:

[code:1smiley05510a02e]LMF license check has failed.[/code:1smiley05510a02e]

I tried googling this error and didn't come up with much. After reading through some of the OpenVMS FAQ (vmsfaq.pdf) from HP in hopes of finding out what was wrong, I came away somewhat frustrated. So, here I am asking you fine folks if you might have any suggestions. smiley

Thanks!
Ken
Author Need DW-MOTIF License PAK
HobbyistOne
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Posted on April 04 2006 06:21
Congrats on getting OpenVMS running! You're almost there, and fortunately, the fix is simple. The License error you are getting is because you are missing the DW-MOTIF license, which allows the windowed environment.

To get this license, go register for licenses like you did before, but select the "Layered Products" license. You'll get a whole list of licenses, one will be the DW-MOTIF license. Load it, and you should be able to log in a SYSTEM as you tried before.
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Posted on April 04 2006 21:26
Welcome Ken,

And indeed well done for getting so far.

I once had a similar problem when doing a clean install. The system didn't like the DW-Motif license that I had entered manually.

Then you end up in the catch 22 situation where you can't login on the console - because there is a problem with the Motif license - to correct the problem with the motif license!!

I got round this by putting a terminal into one of the serial ports and logging in that way. I'm sure there are many other workrounds to this problem. But hopefully, you've already got round it and all is going well.

Kind Regards,
Russell
http://www.jotei.co.uk
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Ebbi
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Posted on June 09 2007 06:19
Thanks for that!
I ran into the same problem and it works fine that way.
Author Re: A how-to...
ItsMeOnly
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Posted on June 11 2007 09:44
[quote:b5ef908a3c="Stephen Hoffman"]On OpenVMS I64, the core licenses are OPENVMS-I64-FOE, [u:b5ef908a3c]OPENVMS-I64-FOE[/u:b5ef908a3c] or OPENVMS-I64-MCOE.[/quote:b5ef908a3c]
A typo?
21221452 m_roguski@yahoo.com m_roguski http://rambo.id.uw.edu.pl
Author A redundancy...
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Posted on June 11 2007 14:54
Yeah. That's it...

Of course the three options are FOE, EOE, and MCOE.
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malmberg
June 26 2018
https://www.openvmshobbyi
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hp?forum_id=10&thread_id=
2363


bhamakripa
June 24 2018
I am trying OpenVMS via SIMH. Need to get OS binaries for v7.3. Registered here but don't have any membership number yet which is needed to get license. Pls suggest what to do. I hardly know anyth

basilh
June 05 2018
Any other forum members in Perth, Australia?

LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

malmberg
March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

goodbyespy
February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

peteherrera
February 24 2018
How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

prohorenko
February 17 2018
Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

malmberg
December 12 2017
HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.

nmbonao
December 08 2017
Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much

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December 02 2017
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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
/vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal
lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?


DoeveR
August 07 2017
Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?

Bart
March 20 2017
Happy to have found my password again!

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