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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Hardware Forum
Author DEC maintenance
Box_the_Jack_in
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Posts: 20
Joined: 27.08.15
Posted on April 13 2016 04:44
Hi All, I've an Alpha machine that has a problem that during a DEC Windows session the keyboard and mouse clicking won't work for a few minutes, and then again it will start working, back and forth. Has anyone had a similar problem? It's an Alphaserver 400 I'm using. Does anyone know as well are there any companies that fix Digital DEC machines in the UK?
Thanks
Ian
Author RE: DEC maintenance
malmberg
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Posts: 443
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on April 18 2016 02:23
That behavior could be a software problem, not a hardware problem, such as a resource problem.

I am sure that service is available from both HP, and third parties. There should also be consultants that should be able to help diagnose the issue.

The comp.os.vms news-group has several posters from the UK area.
Author RE: DEC maintenance
Box_the_Jack_in
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Posts: 20
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Posted on April 25 2016 09:07
Thanks Malmberg, I found a place I can send it off to smiley
Author RE: DEC maintenance
somersdave
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Posts: 62
Location: bristol,UK
Joined: 23.03.07
Posted on April 28 2016 13:11
Been away from OVMS - mixing concrete etc smiley. - but if you have a separate console and keyboard, maybe, try to see what the system is 'doing' while things appear to be hung - show sys, mon proc/topcpu - set the window you are doing the monitoring from to a high priority, set proc/prio = 'n' (where n = 10 say, I think the 'swapper' runs at 16) Some process maybe 'gobbling up' resources.

- you may need to give yourself more privileges, to change priority.
Edited by somersdave on April 28 2016 13:15
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