I have an alpha 1000A/266 server that for some months now has stopped displaying video. The machine turns on, I can see the self-test lights on the hard disks lighting up (as well as the tape, floppy, cdrom, etc) but the monitor does not light up. It does not beep at all, and from what I can tell from the disk leds, it does not continue to boot. However occasionally something happens and I do get video/proper booting when I turn it up, but thats rare.
P.S.: Prior to that I also got error messages of the type "Processor corrected error" and the OS would freeze (I've witnessed this with NetBSD and Tru64 v5 but not with OpenVMS 7.3 or debian etch!).
I`m not US-based so paying for shipment for such large computers is somewhat out of the question, not mentioning customs of course.
I also do not use the Alpha server for production purposes, I`m a hobbyist and I get a kick out of using it just for fun. Purchasing a intel machine is a bit irrelevant. I also don't care if the machine is somewhat low-end. If I wanted modern performance and features I would have stuck with some Dual core box with Ubuntu or something.
I mainly want to revive the machine because it hadn't got used that much and its a shame to end up in scraps.
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
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
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!