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Once the Table Server and State Manager are running, a MiniDAQ reboot
is the fastest way to set up and connect the 5 MiniDAQ processors:
Click on the MiniDAQ desktop to watch the MiniDAQ
processor windows (assuming you've telnet'ed into the processors).
Locate the leftmost (MVME-167) module in the MiniDAQ VME crate
(scaup), and push the red RESET button.
Rarely, a simple reset is not enough, and VME-crate power-cycling is
needed for full re-initialization. (There's always a small risk of
hardware failure, so don't do this first.) Power off the
crate with the rocker switch, wait 20-30 seconds, and turn it back on.
Rapid flipping may blow the VME power supply and/or fail to reset the
modules--give it time.
Within a couple of minutes, prompts should come up on all 5 processor
windows. Occasionally, one may have to break and re-establish the telnet
If not, try another reset. Booting can fail from timeouts, if the
network is busy, or processor synchronization problems.
If the processors still don't boot, the problem might be with the
setup on deneb or the VME processors; find an expert.
Expected "Error" Messages
Both scaup and eider produce "error" messages
during a boot; messages like the following should be ignored:
IO system set up.
usrScsiConfig: scsiPhysDevCreate failed.
task: 0X787430 tShell
Missing driver support entry table : drvDummy
0x787430 (tShell): iocInit: Drivers Failed during Initialization
Failed to set time from Unix server
0x787430 (tShell): iocInit: All initialization complete
value = 0 = 0x0
Roy Bossingham, LBNL