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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Hardware Forum
Author VAXServer / MicroVAX 3100 conversion
djmowen
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Posts: 2
Joined: 28.06.09
Posted on June 28 2009 23:25
I have been using a VaxStation 3100 system (with a KA42B processor
and a 4 plane graphics board and a DEC VR160 monitor) for about 10 years using the VAX/VMS 5.5 operating system with DECWindows.

The monitor no longer works and I am trying to use the computer
as a Microvax 3100 by removing the graphics board and setting the
alternate console switch on the back panel.

Now the system appears to be a "VAXServer" (according to the SYS$GETSYI system service) and the "VAX-VMS" license is now
considered invalid or insufficient.

Is there a hardware modification to convert the processor to an ordinary Microvax 3100 ?

Is there a different license available which would make the system a valid VAXServer and avoid license error messages and allow network
logins.

Regards

David Owen
Author RE: VAXServer / MicroVAX 3100 conversion
djmowen
Member

Posts: 2
Joined: 28.06.09
Posted on July 05 2009 23:08
Thanks for your reply to my question. Any conversion seems quite complicated. I have investigated the license error some more and
it appears that the problem is in the VAX-VMS "availibility code". It should be a "B" not a "C" or "D" as it is in my current PAK.

I now think it may be better to keep the system as a VAXStation
and find a new LCD monitor which can accept the hight speed
composite vidoe of the old VR150 monitor. It may also be possible
to find a sync/video separator which could convert the video to
the modern VGA style.(since LCD VGA monitors would probably
be the cheapest kind)

Thanks again

David Owen
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