AP/PRO Screen Flashing 
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 AP/PRO Screen Flashing

Gooday, all,

One of my customers seems to have an on-going problem with the monitor
(mm-mono) of his AP/PRO 6.1.something occasionally starting to flash.
I have put this down to a strange keystroke sequence on the part of
the operator.

Can anybody confirm this?    Does anybody know what the keystroke
sequence is?    Could be?

Better still, does anybody know the required keystroke sequence to
turn off screen flashing?


the problem, but it would be better if we could track the cause of the
problem, rather than treat the symptoms......

TIA
Regards,

Bruce Nichol
Talon Computer Services
Melbourne     Australia



Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 AP/PRO Screen Flashing

Bruce,

In the dm account, execute the verb define-cursor or maybe define-terminal.
This brings up the routines that Pick uses to establish the escape
sequences.  In there, you can edit any given terminal emulation and look at
what escape sequences cause anything to happen.  You can also change them to
something else, but that will not stop the escape sequence from causing the
flashes.

Your customer probably has some bad data someplace in one of the fields that
he displays on the system monitor.

As an aside, it's kinda dangerous to let somebody use the console.  Is there
no other option than to allow them access to this terminal - escept for
backups???

Good Luck

Larry Hazel

Quote:

>Gooday, all,

>One of my customers seems to have an on-going problem with the monitor
>(mm-mono) of his AP/PRO 6.1.something occasionally starting to flash.
>I have put this down to a strange keystroke sequence on the part of
>the operator.

>Can anybody confirm this?    Does anybody know what the keystroke
>sequence is?    Could be?

>Better still, does anybody know the required keystroke sequence to
>turn off screen flashing?


>the problem, but it would be better if we could track the cause of the
>problem, rather than treat the symptoms......

>TIA
>Regards,

>Bruce Nichol
>Talon Computer Services
>Melbourne     Australia



Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 AP/PRO Screen Flashing
Dave,

From personal experience I know how easy it is to crash the system when you
are using the system console.  I worked at a client where I had to use the
system console.  During program debugging, something happened and when I hit
break, I entered the Pick System Console level de{*filter*}.  or maybe it was
the monitor de{*filter*}.  I had to shut down the system to get it back up.  So,
after doing this twice, I swore off the system console.  I only use it for
loading programs and doing backups.

Others may feel different.

Larry Hazel

Quote:

>Why do you feel it is "dangerous" to let someone use the console?
>--
>wavey  AT  mindspring dot c o m

>Homer Hazel wrote

>> As an aside, it's kinda dangerous to let somebody use the console.  Is
>there
>> no other option than to allow them access to this terminal - escept for
>> backups???



Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 AP/PRO Screen Flashing
Funny you should mention that at this time.  Though I have been using the
console for years with no such problem, just minutes ago my AP/PRO machine
crashed miserably  while I was using the console, and now I'm having to
reload from scratch!

First the system froze, then when I hit BREAK it went into the Monitor
De{*filter*}.  Then "Q" resulted in the message "shutdown complete".  Upon
rebooting I got the message:

  System table error #1 ... recovering ...     [but it never recovered so I
re-booted again]

Then...

  System table error #16 ... recovering ... [it just didn't happen]

I'm just very glad I am "religious" about making complete backups often!  I
know I could probably have called Pick support (if I had it or wanted to
blow $300 or so) if this was a "serious crash" of a customer's machine
without a current backup, but in this case I just want to get reloaded and
get my last two accounts moved to mvBASE a.s.a.p....

wavey  AT  mindspring dot c o m


Quote:
> Dave,

> From personal experience I know how easy it is to crash the system when
you
> are using the system console.  I worked at a client where I had to use
the
> system console.  During program debugging, something happened and when I
hit
> break, I entered the Pick System Console level de{*filter*}.  or maybe it was
> the monitor de{*filter*}.  I had to shut down the system to get it back up.
So,
> after doing this twice, I swore off the system console.  I only use it
for
> loading programs and doing backups.

> Others may feel different.

> Larry Hazel



Thu, 15 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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