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Known Errors

These are the known errors in our products, logged as reported with versions and platforms affected as well as corrections and work-arounds.

This list is largely historical, since it records all problems that have been reported throughout G&R history. Only the most recently reported problems still exist, unless you are using a very old copy of the product, in which case you should update the product to the most recent version.


E1043: Gline, incorrect profile for VIP78 on GCOS7

Product: Gline
Platform: All, GCOS7
Status: fixed in 6.3 fix available for 6.2
Last updated: 2005-04-28 07:39:55

The DSA connect letter that Gline used when connecting a VIP7800
terminal indicated incorrectly that the terminal had an 'AUTOLF'
(automatic line feed after transmit) feature. This is correct
for a VIP7700, and for a DKU7107, but not for a VIP7800.

On GCOS7 this resulted in the user profile (dp) showing AUTOLF=1
for the terminal. If the terminal was set into scrolling
operation (roll=1, pagemode=0) then GCOS7 would not generate an
LF in the replies, because it assumed the terminal had already
done a line feed after the transmit. This resulted in the answer
to a command overwriting the command.

The problem is not noticeable when the terminal is used in paged
operation (roll=0, pagemode=1) because GCOS7 then uses cursor
addressing to position the cursor to the next line for all
replies.

Please note that the VIP7800 terminal does have a feature known
as AUTOLF, toggled with a key on the keyboard on the real
terminal, and with an emulation option in Glink. However this
feature has nothing to do with the above, it is concerned with
asynchronous operation only, and is triggered when the user
enters a CR (rather than a transmit). We recommend that this
feature never be used, even when connecting as a VIP7801 (async,
using CR to send).

Work around: Set your GCOS7 profile to AUTOLF=0 if you intend
working in scroll mode (roll=1, pagemode=0).
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