Subject: Re: argh! && MicroVAX 3400 questions.
To: Erno Palonheimo <>
From: lpt1 <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/21/2001 13:40:07
Well, I've got a 3400 up and running here, and I've done some work on a few 
of them around town. The first thing I would check is your handshaking, 
make sure you've got hardware handshaking on for your terminal/pc, and the 
correct wiring to umm...err...equiv to cts on the vax..can't remember what 
they call it now. But, all the 3400's I've seen insist the line be high for 
it to send.

Second thing I'd check is the thumbwheel switch behind the bulkhead for the 
CPU, I've seen several boxes where it was upped to 19200 baud.

I've got a nice little RS-232 LED box I leave in place on my cable, I'm 
using a 'clipped' rj12 and every once in a while, it decides to work it's 
way loose.

Good luck

At 12:40 PM 1/21/2001, you wrote:
>Michael Kukat <> writes:
> > Hi !
> >
> > On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> > > ok, i am attempting to boot my VXT2000+  got the software, have it 
> sitting on
> > > the tftp/nfs machine.  got dhcp setup to point the vxt2000+ to the 
> right place.
> >
> > When booting via MOP, you just name the "vxt" file "VXT.SYS", boot with
> > B /100 ESA0
> > on the VXT and enter "VXT" as bootfile
> >
> > TFTP: no clue, didn't use it for several years i think.
>TFTP is broken on some versions of VXT2000+.  But, I just got two new
>MicroVAX 3400 machines - unfortunately I can't get them to speak to
>the console.  I'm using a home-brew cable which has DEC MMJ connectors
>on both ends - the pin-out is the usual (1->6, 2->5 etc).  The thing
>seems to start up just fine, but nothing is printed to console.  What
>should I try next?
>Erno Palonheimo ; ; ; +358505604765