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fixed

Geez...if you're going to slam your elders, at least spell Alzheimer's
correctly...

On 11/13/06, rob@xxxxxxxxx <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

First, look to see how you're supposed to be connected.  Your system is
configured to use something, probably Op's Console.  You really need to
RTFM.

Even if you do buy:  twinax card (providing you have a slot for it),
twinax terminal, twinax cabling, etc, just shoving all this in doesn't
automatically make this your system console.

And twinax is not the magic bullet some altzeimers seem to think it is.
I've had a lot of issues with it in the past.  Twinax cards going bad. Bad
twinax cabling, address conflicts, baluns screwed up, terminals going bad,
electrical shock from the attaching the cable because the wall plug was
reversed, repeaters all needing to be replaced because 5250 signal is not
as strong in an iSeries as it was in an AS/400, and more.

Op's console was problem free for me.
HMC, (now that most of the early ship issues have been worked out) is
quite reliable now.

Plus, with the newer technologies you can get remote access much easier.

Rob Berendt
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Group Dekko Services, LLC
Dept 01.073
PO Box 2000
Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





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RE: System i5 first boot






Hmmm... I get the feeling that is the direction I should be going also.

It has been quite some time since I have been an operator (when I actually
used a dumb terminal). Is this what I should be looking at getting?

http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-3476-amber-and-greens-3476_W0QQitemZ120042629589QQih

Z002QQcategoryZ162QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Looks like it is going to run me about $145.  Those things must be gaining
speed as collectors items!  I seem to remember a plethora of them at my
previous employer that were all going the way of the buffalo.

Aaron Bartell

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Pluta
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:12 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: System i5 first boot

I don't use the HMC, Aaron, I use a $50 dumb tube and a twinax brick. I've
never had any problems.

Joe

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