I just installed OpenVMS 7.3-1 on an AlphaStation 255. Without DecWindows, everything works fine, but when I install DecWindows, the system crashes during the boot process:
after several messages at the Operator Console the screen turns black and nothing happens. Ctrl+F2 shows the Operator Console, but a login is impossible - neither at the Console nor via serial terminal connection nor via Telnet.
When I remove DecWindows, everything works fine again.
As you may have noticed, I'm new to VMS.
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Posted on June 17 2006 22:35
I suspect there are many possible causes for this, but one I have seen before is license related. If the Openvms and dw licences are not loaded properly, decwindows doesn't always load or function correctly.
You could also try uninstalling and re-installing.
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