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SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx
X Terminal
User Manual
Order Number: 6ES7 6550XX048BD0
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SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal User Manual
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1 Getting Started with X Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1
1.1
Defining the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Can an X Terminal Do for Me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Components Are Required? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Are the Licensing Restrictions? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
1-2
1-4
1-5
1.2
Planning the X Terminal Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the Host Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-6
1-6
1.3
Installing the X Terminal Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the X Terminal Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deinstalling the X Terminal Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the X Terminal Activation Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-10
1-10
1-10
1-14
1-15
Chapter 2 Configuring and Using X Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-1
2.1
Configuring the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prerequisite Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Ways to Access the Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2
2-2
2-3
2-3
2.2
Configuring the NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Configuration for the NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the NCD X Terminal Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Type Configuration for the NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Screen Saver on NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring NCD X Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-4
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-11
2-11
2.3
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Configuration for the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Tektronix X Terminal Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Secondary Boot Host Configuration for the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Type Configuration for the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Screen Saver on Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Tektronix X Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up Tektronix X Terminal Printer as Network Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-12
2-12
2-13
2-14
2-16
2-21
2-21
2-22
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2.4
Configuring the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Configuration for the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the HP X Terminal Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Secondary Boot Host Configuration for the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Type Configuration for the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Screen Saver on HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring HP X Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the HP Keyboard Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-25
2-25
2-28
2-29
2-30
2-32
2-32
2-32
2.5
Configuring Other X Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-33
2.6
Configuring the PC X Server Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-34
2.7
Using Keyboards with the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Keyboards with a Tektronix or NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Keyboards with the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-36
2-36
2-37
2.8
Using the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening a Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying the Terminal Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working within a Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing from an X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Closing a Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-38
2-38
2-39
2-40
2-42
2-42
2.9
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-43
Appendix A Reconfiguring Plug-and-Play Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-1
Determining Whether You Need to Reconfigure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the X Terminal Config File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a New File in the Boot Node Config Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Writing X Terminal File to Boot Node File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Boot Node Config File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A-2
A-2
A-3
A-3
A-4
Index-1
List of Figures
1-1
1-2
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx System with X Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X Terminal to Host Station Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-3
1-9
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
2-9
2-10
2-11
2-12
2-13
NCD Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NCD Direct Connection Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NCD Broadcast Connection Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TCP/IP Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tektronix Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tektronix Boot Configuration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tektronix Direct Connection Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tektronix Broadcast Connection Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TCP/IP Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network/General Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network/Ethernet Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Server Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information Area with X Terminal Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-5
2-7
2-9
2-10
2-13
2-15
2-17
2-19
2-20
2-26
2-27
2-31
2-39
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List of Tables
1-1
OSx Host Station Memory Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-7
2-1
2-2
2-3
Network Class and Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Class and Broadcast Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X Terminal Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2
2-10
2-43
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Preface
Purpose of This
Manual
If You Need Help
The SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx X Terminal User Manual describes the X terminal
support provided by SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx. The X terminal (also called the
Network Computer), which is purchased separately, allows you to do the
same configuration and runtime operations that you can do from a standard
OSx station.
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Sections 1.1 and 1.2 define the capabilities of the X terminal option and
describe how to plan your interface with OSx.
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Section 1.3 describes the installation procedures.
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Sections 2.1 through 2.6 explain how to configure the X terminal.
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Section 2.7 shows how to use the operator and engineering keyboards
with the X terminal.
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Section 2.8 defines how to use the X terminal with the SIMATIC PCS 7
OSx system.
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Section 2.9 provides troubleshooting guidelines.
If you have difficulty with your system, contact the Siemens Energy &
Automation, Inc., Technical Services Group in the U.S.A. at 423--461--2522.
In other countries, call 49--911--895--7000.
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Conventions Used
in the Manual Set
The procedures in the various manuals give you step-by-step instructions
about how to carry out tasks. Typically, the last step of any procedure
requires that you select the OK or Save button, or press Enter. To save space
and avoid redundancy, this last step does not appear in the procedure.
However, you need to finish each procedure with one of these actions.
OK Saves information that you have entered but not saved and closes the
window.
Save Saves information that you have entered and does not close the
window.
Cancel Closes the window without saving any information that you
entered and terminates any action that you initiated.
Dismiss Closes the window without undoing any changes that you have
entered. However, if you press Dismiss before you press Enter, the changes
that you made are discarded.
The different fonts used in the manual set have the following meanings.

Entries that you type from the keyboard are indicated with the
courier font.
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Items that you select on the screen, or keys that you press on the
keyboard, are indicated with this bolded font.
Items that you select on a cascaded menu are linked in the manual text
with arrows. The first term indicates where to click the main menu bar. For
example, Controls->Change System State tells you to click Controls on the
main menu bar, then select Change System State from the pull-down menu.
Controls Startup
Change System State
Logoff
Logon
OSx Terminal
Change System State
Operate
Offline
Shutdown OSx
Shutdown OSx and Linux
OK
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SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
The Other Manuals
The OSx manual set consists of several manuals. If you cannot find the
information that you need in the SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx X Terminal User
Manual, check these other books:
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SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx System Administration Manual This manual
offers help in configuring network stations, and for procedures that
describe how to configure printers, how to archive data, and how to
back up files. Other functions normally carried out by the systems
administrator are also described here.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Process Configuration Manual This manual
describes the primary tasks required to configure your OSx system for
controlling your process.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Hardware Manual This manual describes the
various hardware components of the system and how to install them.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Graphical Editor Manual This manual
describes how to create the graphical displays used with OSx.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Reports Manual This manual describes how to
create reports on your process and your OSx configuration.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Recipe Manual This manual describes more
advanced configuration tasks involving the creation and use of recipes.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Batch Programming Manual This manual
describes more advanced configuration tasks involving the use of BCL,
the Batch Control Language, and creating batch programs.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Operator Manual This manual is written for
the configuration engineer, but it describes how to carry out the various
tasks that the process operator must do when the system is in the
Operate state. You can photocopy all or portions of this manual as a
reference for your operators. You may prefer to rewrite sections and
perhaps incorporate additional information where necessary.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Interface to S5 Controllers Manual
manual describes the OSx interface with S5 controllers.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Interface to S7 Controllers Manual This manual
describes the OSx interface with SIMATIC S7 controllers.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Library Manual This manual describes the
function blocks used to program the S7-400 controllers to interface with
OSx.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
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Optional SIMATIC
PCS 7 OSx
Features
The following manuals are available for optional SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx
features.
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SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Remote Data Transfer Manual This manual
describes the remote data transfer feature, which allows you to
transmit data collected from the process by an OSx station to an Oracle
database on the remote computer for historical records and other
purposes.

SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx @aGlance User Manual This manual describes
how to import OSx data into a Windows application, such as Excel or
Lotus 1-2-3, or into another UNIX or VMS application.
Be sure to check the Readme File for information that did not become
available until after the publication deadlines for the OSx manuals. The
Readme File also points to important copyright, licensing, and warranty
information. Select Help ->About OSx from the main menu bar, and then click
the Show Readme button at the bottom of the About OSx dialog box.
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SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Chapter 1
Getting Started with X Terminals
1.1
Defining the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Can an X Terminal Do for Me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Components Are Required? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Are the Licensing Restrictions? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
1-2
1-4
1-5
1.2
Planning the X Terminal Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the Host Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-6
1-6
1.3
Installing the X Terminal Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the X Terminal Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deinstalling the X Terminal Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the X Terminal Activation Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1-10
1-10
1-14
1-15
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-1
1.1
Defining the X Terminal
What Can an
X Terminal Do for
Me?
The X terminal option allows you to connect to an OSx station so that you
can run OSx on an X terminal. The X terminal (also called the Network
Computer) can do all the configuration and runtime operations that an OSx
station can do. The X terminal consists of a monitor, logic module, keyboard,
and mouse, and runs an X server package. The X terminal can also connect
to a host other than an OSx station to run other applications.
With X terminals, you can expand your SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx system beyond
the 16-station limit, since additional users can log in. The X terminal option
allows additional users to log in to an OSx station and monitor the process
or perform configuration tasks. Some examples are listed below.

Additional operators can monitor and control the factory process.

More configuration engineers are able to work together on the
development of process control. Multiple instances of the graphical
editor allow faster development of process graphics.

Managers, plant engineers, accountants, and other personnel not
directly involved on the factory floor can view the process from a
traditional desktop format.
Figure 1-1 shows how you can use X terminals to communicate on the OSx
network.
1-2
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
X Terminals
(Up to four can connect to a host station.)
Monitor
Process
Configure
Recipe
Monitor
Process
Run Graphic
Editor
Configure
Trend
Configure
Alarm Group
X
X
X
X
X
X
Host:
Station 1
Host:
Station 2
Host:
Station 2
Host:
Station 1
Host:
Station 3
OSx
Station
OSx
Station
OSx
Station
Run Graphic
Editor
BCL Administration
Program
Monitor
Process
Host:
Station 1
OSx Stations
(These stations continue to do normal configuraton and runtime activities.)
Figure 1-1
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx System with X Terminals
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-3
Defining the X Terminal (continued)
What Components
Are Required?
1-4
The components that you need to link an X terminal with an OSx station
are listed below.

The X terminal activation license that enables the X terminal option.
You receive this activation license when you purchase the SIMATIC
PCS 7 OSx X terminal license.

The X terminal hardware, which consists of a monitor, pointing device,
logic module, and an engineering or operator keyboard.

Connection for the X terminal to the Industrial Ethernet.

X terminal software installed on one or more OSx stations.

Extra RAM installed in OSx host stations (16 MB per X terminal). OSx
4.1.1 host stations ship with 128 MB. If you have a 4.1.1 host, you do
not need extra RAM.

Previously installed and operating SIMATIC PCS or SIMATIC PCS 7
OSx system, Release 3.1 or greater.
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
What Are the
Licensing
Restrictions?
There are two kinds of licenses for X terminals. The first license comes from
the X terminal vendor and regulates the X terminal software that you load
on one or more OSx host stations at a particular site. Hewlett-Packard,
Tektronix, and NCD, which provide the three X terminal models tested with
OSx, include a site license with their X terminal software. The site license
allows you to load the software on as many OSx stations as you want at a
particular site. The NCD X terminal software is located on the X terminal
itself in ROM, so there is no software to load on the OSx stations that
support it. If you purchase a different X terminal, then you need to check
with that vendor for any licensing restrictions.
The second license is the SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx X Terminal Activation Key.
You can purchase X terminal licenses for up to 4 X terminals per OSx
station. These are floating licenses, which means that an X terminal can
connect to any OSx station in the system as long as the total number of
X terminals connected at any given time does not exceed either the number
of licenses purchased for the system or the maximum number of four
X terminals per OSx station. If you need to purchase additional licenses,
contact your distributor.
NOTE: The SIMATIC PCS 7 system has been tested with 16 X terminals
simultaneously connected. The system performs acceptably with this
number of X terminals. Configuring more than 16 X terminals is not
recommended, even though it is theoretically possible. Network
performance may become unacceptably slow when more than 16
X terminals are in operation simultaneously.
When you receive the SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx X Terminal Activation Key from
your Siemens representative, you must install it on an OSx station. This
station must remain configured in the system for the licenses to remain in
effect. You can take the station out of service or shut it down as needed, but
it must remain part of the system. For the procedure that you use to install
the activation key, see page 1-15.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-5
1.2
Planning the X Terminal Setup
Choosing the Host
Station
An X terminal can connect to any OSx station on the system that has
sufficient memory. Since you may have to add RAM to each OSx station that
you want to use as a host, you need to decide in advance the stations to use.
Take these issues into consideration as you plan your X terminal setup.

Number per OSx station — Up to four X terminals can connect to an
OSx station.

Memory requirements — You may need to install additional RAM in an
OSx host station for each X terminal (or remote terminal) that is to
connect to the station. The memory requirement is also affected by the
number of graphical editors that you run simultaneously on an OSx
station and its X terminals. If you plan to allow an X terminal to log in
to several hosts, you may need to install additional RAM in each host.
Refer to Table 1-1.
If you try to connect more X terminals than your memory can support,
the system displays a warning, but allows the X terminal to connect. If
you try to start more graphical editors than your configuration allows,
as indicated in Table 1-1, the system displays an error message, and
the graphical editor does not start.
1-6
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Table 1-1
Memory for OSx
64 MB
96 MB
128 MB
OSx Host Station Memory Requirements
X Terminals/
Remote Terminals
Graphical Editors
0
1
1
2
2
1
3+ *
0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
2
4
1
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
3
* A warning is displayed when the terminal connects.
OSx 4.1.1 requires 128 MB of memory. New stations are shipped with 128
MB. Stations that are upgraded to 4.1.1 must have 128 MB installed.
Therefore, OSx 4.1.1 stations do not require additional RAM to support X
terminals.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-7
Planning the X Terminal Setup (continued)

OSx station role — In most cases, do not choose the primary, which is
the busiest station on the system. Choose a non-primary unless you
anticipate extensive work with trending; in this case, the primary can
supply trending data most efficiently. Because you can do configuration
work on the sysadmin while the process is running, the sysadmin may
be a good choice for configuration from an X terminal. Any other role is
also appropriate, except for out_of_service.

Connection type — Either an operator or a supervisory station is an
appropriate choice for a host, but an operator station is preferable in
most cases, since it is least busy.

Intended function — Consider whether you want to use the X terminal
primarily for configuration, for which the engineering keyboard is
recommended, or for monitoring the process, for which the operator
keyboard is recommended. You may want to dedicate an X terminal to
one major function or the other, since you must reboot the X terminal
each time you change keyboards.
You can select a different host for an X terminal at any time. Refer to
Section 2.1 for more information. You can also connect additional
X terminals to a system by purchasing additional X terminal licenses.
1-8
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Figure 1-2 shows an example of one possible arrangement of X terminals on
an OSx system. Note that a remote terminal can occupy an X terminal slot.
X Terminal 1
OSx
Station
Figure 1-2
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
X Terminal 2
X Terminal 3
OSx
Station
Remote Terminal 1
OSx
Station
X Terminal to Host Station Connections
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-9
1.3
Installing the X Terminal Option
Setting Up the
Hardware
This section lists the tasks involved in setting up the hardware. Follow the
guidelines listed below.

Refer to the hardware manual that accompanies the X terminal
hardware and connect the keyboard, pointing device, monitor, and logic
module. For the HP X terminal, be sure the keyboard is plugged in
before you power up the logic module. To connect the keyboard to a
Tektronix X terminal, see Section 2.7.
If you purchased the Tektronix or NCD X terminal and the 20-inch
industrial monitor, you must connect them using the VGA
15-pin-to-BNC cable, and then set the Sync selector switch on the back
of the monitor to green.
Loading the
X Terminal
Software

Following your ethernet documentation and any plantwide guidelines,
connect the X terminal to the ethernet network used by the OSx
system.

Refer to the hardware manual that accompanies your OSx system unit
and install RAM on each OSx station that is to serve as a host. For
each X terminal that connects to the host, an additional 16 MB are
required.
If you ordered the X terminal option with your OSx system, the X terminal
software has already been loaded to the OSx host station(s) for you, if
required. If you ordered the X terminal option at a later date, follow the
steps below to load it. Only the HP and Tektronix X terminals require
software to be loaded on the OSx host station; the NCD X terminal does not.
The X terminal software is used to boot the terminal when the X terminal is
powered up or reset, and to provide font files when requested. The software
can be loaded on one or more hosts. The advantage of loading the software
on more than one host is that if one host is shut down, another host is
available where the X terminal can boot. You need a separate SIMATIC
PCS 7 OSx Options Activation Key for each host station on which you
want to load the X terminal software.
To load the software on the OSx stations that you have selected as boot
stations, follow the steps below.
1-10
1.
If OSx is running, select Controls ->Logon on the menu bar and log in as
root.
2.
Click Controls ->Change System State and select Shutdown OSx.
3.
Press the left mouse button to bring up a root menu, select New Xterm,
and log in as root.
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
4.
Insert the Disk 2 CD with the title SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx V4.1.1 in the
CD-ROM drive.
5.
Type install.new and press Enter.
6.
If this is an operator station with no other options installed, the screen
prompts you for the SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx Options Activation Key:
There is no option license for this station.
You may:
1) Enter a valid license to allow installing options
2) Continue without installing additional options
Enter operation (1--2):
Type 1. The following prompt appears:
Current license string: None
Enter new OSx license string:
Enter the key exactly as it appears on the options license.
The following prompt appears:
There is a valid option license string for this station: AbCdEfGh123fg
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Installed
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Licensed
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Description
E4.1.1 Supervisor S/W
E4.1.1 HP X Terminal S/W
E4.1.1 Tektronix X Terminal S/W
E4.1.1 RDT Oracle S/W
E4.1.1 RDT Sybase S/W
E4.1.1 One User OSx @aGlance Server S/W
E4.1.1 Ten User OSx @aGlance Server S/W
Enter one of the following options or q to quit:
1) Enter a valid license string to allow installing options
2) Continue without installing additional options
3) Install an option or re-install an installed option
4) Install all options licensed but not yet installed
Enter operation (1--4):
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-11
Installing the X Terminal Option (continued)
To install all uninstalled options, enter 4. To install only one of the X
terminal options, enter 3 to install one option at a time, and then 2 to
install the HP X terminal or 3 to install the Tektronix X terminal
option. After the option(s) are installed, the list above appears again,
with the options shown as installed. Continue with step 8.
7.
If this is a supervisory station, or if other options have been previously
installed, the screen shows the current license string, followed by a list
of currently installed and licensed options:
There is a valid option license for this station: AaBbCcde123fg
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Installed
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Licensed
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Description
E4.1.1 Supervisor S/W
E4.1.1 HP X Terminal S/W
E4.1.1 Tektronix X Terminal S/W
E4.1.1 RDT Oracle S/W
E4.1.1 RDT Sybase S/W
E4.1.1 One User OSx @aGlance Server S/W
E4.1.1 Ten User OSx @aGlance Server S/W
Enter one of the following options or q to quit:
1) Enter a valid license string to allow installing options
2) Continue without installing additional options
3) Install an option or re-install an installed option
4) Install all options licensed but not yet installed
Enter operation (1--4):
Type 1 to enter your new license string. The following prompt appears:
Current license string: AaBbCcde123fg
Enter new license string:
Enter the key exactly as it appears on the new options license.
1-12
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
The option list appears again, with the new license string and with the
additional options shown as licensed:
There is a valid option license for this station: AaBbCcde123fg
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Installed
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Licensed
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Description
E4.1.1 Supervisor S/W
E4.1.1 HP X Terminal S/W
E4.1.1 Tektronix X Terminal S/W
E4.1.1 RDT Oracle S/W
E4.1.1 RDT Sybase S/W
E4.1.1 One User OSx @aGlance Server S/W
E4.1.1 Ten User OSx @aGlance Server S/W
Enter one of the following options or q to quit:
1) Enter a valid license string to allow installing options
2) Continue without installing additional options
3) Install an option or re-install an installed option
4) Install all options licensed but not yet installed
Enter operation (1--4):
To install all uninstalled options, enter 4. To install only one of the X
terminal options, enter 3 to install one option at a time, and then 2 to
install the HP X terminal or 3 to install the Tektronix X terminal
option. After the option(s) are installed, the list above appears again,
with the options shown as installed. Continue with step 8.
8.
When you finish installing options, select 2 to continue. OSx patches
are installed. This process could take several minutes, depending on
the number of patches installed.
9.
Reboot the station. Remove the CD and store it in a safe place.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-13
Installing the X Terminal Option (continued)
Deinstalling the
X Terminal
Software
If you want to remove the X terminal software from the OSx station at some
later time, follow these steps.
1.
Open an XTerm window on the host where you want to remove the
software, and log in as root.
2.
Change directory by entering the following command:
cd /usr/tistar/xterm
3.
Remove the software.
For HP X terminals, enter the following command:
rm -fr hp
For Tektronix X terminals, enter the following command:
rm -fr tektronix
NOTE: You must reconfigure any X terminal that uses this OSx station as a
boot host so that it no longer attempts to boot from this station.
1-14
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Installing the
X Terminal
Activation Key
When you purchase the X terminal option, you receive a SIMATIC PCS 7
OSx X Terminal Activation Key that enables the correct number of
X terminals to connect to OSx.
When you order the X Terminal Activation Key from your Siemens
representative, be prepared to specify the number of licenses you need and
the software serial number of one OSx station in your system. To obtain this
serial number, select Help ->About OSx from the main menu bar. The number
appears in the Software Serial Number field.
To install this activation key, follow the steps below.
1.
On the OSx station that you used to supply the software serial number
for the activation key, open an XTerm window.
2.
Log in using the tistar User ID.
3.
At the prompt, type the following:
xt_install
4.
Type in the SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx X Terminal Activation Key at the
prompt. This activation key is case sensitive, so be sure to enter the
exact characters. The system displays the number of X terminal
licenses now available to you.
The OSx station that provided the OSx License String for the X Terminal
Activation Key must remain in the OSx system for your X terminals to
function. If this station must be removed from the system for repair or
replacement, contact the Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Technical
Services Group in the U.S.A. at 423--461--2522 for assistance. Outside the
U.S.A., call 49--911--895--7000.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Getting Started with X Terminals
1-15
1-16
Getting Started with X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Chapter 2
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2.1
Configuring the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prerequisite Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Ways to Access the Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2
2-2
2-3
2-3
2.2
Configuring the NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Configuration for the NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the NCD X Terminal Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Type Configuration for the NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Screen Saver on NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring NCD X Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-4
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-11
2-11
2.3
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Configuration for the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Tektronix X Terminal Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Secondary Boot Host Configuration for the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Type Configuration for the Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Screen Saver on Tektronix X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Tektronix X Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up Tektronix X Terminal Printer as Network Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-12
2-12
2-13
2-14
2-16
2-21
2-21
2-22
2.4
Configuring the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Configuration for the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the HP X Terminal Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Secondary Boot Host Configuration for the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Type Configuration for the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Screen Saver on HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring HP X Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the HP Keyboard Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-25
2-25
2-28
2-29
2-30
2-32
2-32
2-32
2.5
Configuring Other X Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-33
2.6
Configuring the PC X Server Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-34
2.7
Using Keyboards with the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Keyboards with a Tektronix or NCD X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Keyboards with the HP X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-36
2-36
2-37
2.8
Using the X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening a Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying the Terminal Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working within a Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing from an X Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Closing a Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-38
2-38
2-39
2-40
2-42
2-42
2.9
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-43
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-1
2.1
Configuring the X Terminal
Prerequisite
Information
Before you can complete the configuration, you need the following
information.

(For HP and Tektronix only) Boot station(s) — IP address(es) of the
OSx station(s) from which the X terminal can boot and access font
information. To obtain the IP address of an OSx station, access View
Node from Network Setup under Startup on the menu bar.
NOTE: Do not set a boot station IP address for NCD. It boots from ROM.

X terminal(s) — Name and IP address of each X terminal.

Subnet mask — Networks are divided into subnetworks to facilitate
network administration. The subnet mask consists of four integers
designating the subnetwork. The subnet mask is determined by the
network class, which is indicated by the first of the four integers. The
IP address structure is AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD, where AAA, BBB, CCC,
and DDD are integers in the range of 0 to 255. The AAA integer is used
to determine the network class (Table 2-1).
Table 2-1
Network Class and Subnet Mask
AAA Range
Network Class
Subnet Mask
0--127
A
255.0.0.0
128--191
B
255.255.0.0
192--223
C
255.255.255.0
If, for example, your IP addresses are Host station: 204.109.10.152
X terminal: 204.109.10.100, then the network class is Class C, and the
subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
Additional information may be required for more complicated network
setups, such as those involving gateways. Refer to the vendor
documentation supplied with the X terminal for more information.
2-2
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Choosing Ways to
Access the Host
X Display Manager Control Protocol (XDMCP) runs both on X terminals
and on potential host stations. XDMCP allows the X terminal to connect to a
host and begin a session. You can select from two modes for the X terminal
connection: direct and broadcast. You make this selection when you
configure the X terminal.
Direct With a direct connection, the X terminal automatically connects to
a particular host at power up. This eliminates the necessity of selecting a
host, and it is the obvious choice when there is only one OSx station. If you
do not want to power down the X terminal, log off OSx. Because the
X terminal does not release the license or close the connection, the next user
can simply log in to begin working.
When you are ready to end a session, power down the X terminal. To power
down the X terminal, first select Quit OSx Session from the root menu. As
soon as the blank gray screen appears, turn off power to the X terminal. The
license then becomes available for another X terminal.
NOTE: If you do not power down the X terminal as soon as the gray screen
appears, another session begins. Select Quit OSx Session again, wait for the
gray screen, then power down the terminal.
Broadcast With a broadcast connection, the system displays a list of
available hosts (those OSx stations running XDMCP). When you select one,
the session begins. When you are ready to end the session, click the left
mouse button to access the root window menu of the X terminal, and select
Quit OSx Session. This releases the X terminal activation license and causes
the X terminal to redisplay the list of hosts.
Where to Start
To begin configuration, refer to the following sections.

NCD X terminal, Section 2.2

Tektronix X terminal, Section 2.3

HP X terminal, Section 2.4

Any X terminal other than NCD, Tektronix, or HP, Section 2.5

PC X Server package, Section 2.6
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-3
2.2
Configuring the NCD X Terminal
Address
Configuration for
the NCD X Terminal
To configure the NCD X terminal (also called the Network Computer), follow
the steps below.
1.
Power up the X terminal monitor, and then power up the logic module.
2.
When the message Attempting to boot from ROM appears, press any key
to interrupt the boot.
When the boot prompt returns, enter the address information indicated
below:
3.
For the IP address of the X terminal, enter iaddr <IP address>. For
example, iaddr 168.210.122.1
4.
For the subnet mask, enter imask <subnet mask>
In this example, 168 indicates a Class B network. Table 2-1 indicates
that the subnet mask (imask) for an integer in the range of 128--191 is
255.255.0.0. Enter imask 255.255.0.0
5.
For the boot path, enter
bpath os.900
2-4
6.
For the boot method, type bmethod ROM and press Enter.
7.
Verify what you have typed by checking the entries at the top of the
screen. If you have made a mistake, or if you want to change a value,
enter the command again.
8.
To save your work, type nvsave and press Enter.
9.
To boot the X terminal, type boot and press Enter.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Accessing the NCD
X Terminal Setup
Menu
You may need to supply additional configuration information at a later time.
For example, you can configure a secondary boot host for an NCD
X terminal. After the X terminal has booted, you can access the X terminal
Setup menu and modify additional parameters. You can do this at any time,
even when the X terminal is displaying OSx. Follow the steps below.
1.
Access the X terminal menu by pressing Shift + Pause.
The client launcher menu appears.
2.
Select Setup from this menu. The main menu appears (Figure 2-1).
3.
Select the appropriate option from this menu. See page 2-6 through
page 2-11 for configuration options.
Configuration
Summaries
Network Tables
and Utilities
Model N916
Main Menu
Setup
Statistics
Version 4.0
Level 1
North American
Language
Console
Lock Screen
Keyboard:
TekHostMenu
Type
101/102 with pause key
Nationality
North American
Host Connections
Window Managers
Multimedia
Screen Saver
Yes
QUIT
Restricted Setup
Off
Setup Password
Off
Save Settings
to NVRAM
Load Previous
Settings
Figure 2-1
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Clear
Settings
Reset
Server
Reboot
NC
Exit
Setup
NCD Main Menu
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-5
Configuring the NCD X Terminal (continued)
Connection Type
Configuration for
the NCD X Terminal
2-6
Since the default connection type for the NCD X terminal is XDMCP
Broadcast, the X terminal boots and displays the XDMCP list of host
stations. If you prefer to configure the X terminal to connect directly to a
host (XDMCP Direct), access the X terminal Setup menu as described on
page 2-5. Then follow the steps below.
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->X Environment at the top of the main
menu (Figure 2-2). The X Environment Configuration menu appears.
2.
For the field labeled Host Connect Method, select XDMCP Direct.
3.
For the field labeled XDMCP Server, enter the IP address of the host to
which you want to connect.
4.
Select Return to Main Menu.
5.
When the main menu appears, select Save Settings to NVRAM.
6.
To exit the main menu, select Exit Setup. The next time the X terminal
boots, it connects directly to the host with the IP address designated in
step 3.
7.
To exit the client launcher menu, select Quit.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuration
Summaries
Configuration
Summaries
Network Tables
and Utilities
Statistics
Boot
TCP/IP
X Environment Configuration
X Environment
Peripheral Ports
Host File Access
TDEnet
Enable Access Control
Input Extension
Retain X Settings
LAT
Backing Store
Enabled
Default Visual
PseudoColor
No
Yes
CSLIP
Session Manager
PPP
Save Settings to FIle
Root Depth
8
Host Connect Method
XDMCP Direct
Primary XDMCP Server
204.109.10.153
Secondary XDMCP Server
Old DW Compatibility
Font Cache Limit
Figure 2-2
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
No
#
SME ResetServer
Empty Font Cache
Reset
Return to
Main Menu
NCD Direct Connection Type
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-7
Configuring the NCD X Terminal (continued)
To change the connection type from XDMCP Direct back to XDMCP
Broadcast, access the X terminal Setup menu as described on page 2-5. If
you are setting up the X terminal for the first time, follow the steps below.
2-8
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->X Environment at the top of the main
menu (Figure 2-3). The X Environment Configuration menu appears.
2.
For the field labeled Host Connect Method, select HostMenu. The
Default Host List field now says XDMCP.
3.
Select Return to Main Menu.
4.
When the main menu appears, select Save Settings to NVRAM.
5.
To exit, select Exit Setup. The next time the X terminal boots, it displays
the XDMCP list of host stations.
6.
To exit the client launcher menu, select Quit.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuration
Summaries
Configuration
Summaries
Boot
TCP/IP
X Environment
Network Tables
and Utilities
Statistics
X Environment Configuration
Peripheral Ports
Host File Access
TDEnet
Enable Access Control
Input Extension
No
Retain X Settings
Yes
LAT
Backing Store
Enabled
PPP
Default Visual
PseudoColor
Save Settings to FIle
Root Depth
8
Host Connect Method
HostMenu
Default Host List
XDMCP
CSLIP
Session Manager
Old DW Compatibility
Font Cache Limit
Figure 2-3
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
No
#
SME Reset Server
Empty Font Cache
Reset
Return to
Main Menu
NCD Broadcast Connection Type
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-9
Configuring the NCD X Terminal (continued)
If you are using a previously set up X terminal, you may need to change the
broadcast address and subnet mask. Access the X terminal Setup menu as
described on page 2-5, then follow the steps below to insure that the
correct addresses are entered in the TCP/IP dialog box, then continue with
the procedure on the previous page.
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->TCP/IP at the top of the main menu
(Figure 2-4). The TCP/IP dialog box appears.
2.
Check the Subnet Mask field. Use Table 2-1 on page 2-2 to be sure
that the subnet mask is correct for the IP addresses of your host station
and X terminal.
3.
Check the Broadcast Address field. Use Table 2-2 to be sure that the
broadcast address is correct for the network class.
Table 2-2
Network Class and Broadcast Address
Network Class
Subnet Mask
Broadcast Address
A
255.0.0.0
AAA.255.255.255
B
255.255.0.0
AAA.BBB.255.255
C
255.255.255.0
AAA.BBB.CCC.255
Configuration
Summaries
Network Tables
and Utilities
TCP/IP Configuration Menu
Configuration
Summaries
Hardware Address
Boot
NC Name
TCP/IP
NC Ip Address
204.109.10.95
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Broadcast Address
204.109.10.255
Default Telnet Host
0.0.0.0
X Environment
Peripheral Ports
Host File Access
TDEnet
Input Extension
Statistics
08:00:11:03:DC:DD
Enable Boradcasts
Yes
Name Server 1
LAT
CSLIP
Name Server 2
Session Manager
Name Server 3
PPP
Save Settings to FIle
Enable Name Service
No
DNS Timeout
2
DNS Retries
3
Default Domain Suffix
Return to
Main Menu
Figure 2-4
2-10
Configuring and Using X Terminals
TCP/IP Dialog Box
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Disabling Screen
Saver on NCD
X Terminal
Restoring NCD
X Terminal Settings
The default setting for the screen saver on the NCD X terminal is Power
Save. The screen saver causes the screen to dim after ten minutes of
inactivity. To turn off the screen saver, access the X terminal Setup menu as
described on page 2-5. Then follow the steps below.
1.
For the field labeled Screen Saver, select No.
2.
Select Save Settings to NVRAM.
3.
To exit from the main menu, select Exit Setup.
4.
To exit the client launcher menu, select Quit. The screen saver feature
for the X terminal is disabled; you do not need to reboot the X terminal
for the change to take effect.
The following procedure describes how to restore your NCD X terminal
settings to the original factory defaults. This may be useful if you are
having problems configuring the X terminal, and you want to start over
from the beginning.
1.
Reboot the X terminal.
2.
When the boot screen appears, press Return.
3.
At the boot prompt, enter the following: nvf
This command clears the X terminal configuration. You can now
reconfigure the X terminal, following the procedure on page 2-4.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-11
2.3
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal
Address
Configuration for
the Tektronix
X Terminal
To configure the Tektronix X terminal (also called the Network Computer),
follow the steps below.
1.
Power up the X terminal monitor, and then power up the logic module.
The boot screen appears and flashes as the monitor and the logic
module of the X terminal attempt to synchronize.
2.
When the monitor setting monset 31 appears, press any key. A prompt
appears asking you to press the F1 key to accept this monitor setting,
press F4 to display the previous monitor setting, or press any key to
display the next monitor setting.
3.
Press F1 to accept the monitor setting of 31. The following message
appears: Writing NVRAM. Do not disturb.
When the boot prompt returns, enter the address information indicated
below:
4.
For the IP address of the X terminal, enter iaddr <IP address> For
example, iaddr 204.109.10.94
5.
For the IP address of the host where you loaded the software, enter
ihost <IP address> For example, ihost 204.109.10.153
6.
For the subnet mask, enter imask <subnet mask>
In this example, 204 indicates a Class C network. Table 2-1 on
page 2-2 indicates that the subnet mask (imask) for an integer in the
range of 192--222 is 255.255.255.0. Enter imask 255.255.255.0
7.
For the boot path for the new NC200 model, enter
bpath /usr/tistar/xterm/tektronix/tekxp/boot/os.500
For the older XP400 model, enter 350 instead of 500 at the end of the
boot path.
8.
For the boot method, type bmethod NFS and press Enter.
9.
Verify what you have typed by checking the entries at the top of the
screen. If you have made a mistake, or if you want to change a value,
enter the command again.
10. To save your work, type nvsave and press Enter.
11. To boot the X terminal, type boot and press Enter.
2-12
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Accessing the
Tektronix
X Terminal Setup
Menu
You may need to supply additional configuration information at a later time.
For example, you can configure a secondary boot host for a Tektronix
X terminal. After the X terminal has booted, you can access the X terminal
Setup menu and modify additional parameters. You can do this at any time,
even when the X terminal is displaying OSx. Follow the steps below.
1.
Access the X terminal menu by pressing Shift + Setup. The client
launcher menu appears.
2.
Select Setup from this menu. The main menu appears (Figure 2-5).
3.
Select the appropriate option from this menu. See page 2-14 through
page 2-21 for configuration options.
Setup
Console
Lock Screen
TekHostMenu
Host Connections
Window Managers
Multimedia
QUIT
Save Settings
to NVRAM
Load Previous
Settings
Figure 2-5
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Clear
Settings
Reset
Server
Reboot
NC
Exit
Setup
Tektronix Main Menu
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-13
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal (continued)
Secondary Boot
Host Configuration
for the Tektronix
X Terminal
If the host that you select when you configure the X terminal is unavailable
when you boot an X terminal, the X terminal does not boot successfully. To
avoid this situation, you can configure a secondary boot host for the
X terminal if you have loaded the X terminal software on it.
To configure a secondary boot host, access the X terminal Setup menu as
described on page 2-13. Then follow the steps below.
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->Boot at the top of the main menu. The
Boot Configuration menu appears (Figure 2-6).
2.
For the field labeled Secondary Boot Method, select NFS.
3.
For the field labeled Secondary Boot Host Name, enter the IP address
of the secondary host.
4.
For the field labeled Secondary Boot Path for the new NC200 model,
enter the following:
/usr/tistar/xterm/tektronix/tekxp/boot/os.500
For the secondary boot path for the old XP400 model, enter
/usr/tistar/xterm/tektronix/tekxp/boot/os.350
2-14
5.
Select Return to Main Menu.
6.
When the main menu appears, select Save Settings to NVRAM.
7.
To exit the main menu, select Exit Setup. The next time the X terminal
boots, if the primary boot host is unavailable, the X terminal attempts
to boot from the host whose IP address you supplied in step 3.
8.
To exit the client launcher menu, select Quit.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuration
Summaries
Boot
TCP/IP
X Environment
Peripheral Ports
Host File Access
TDEnet
Input Extension
LAT
CSLIP
Save Settings to FIle
Figure 2-6
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Tektronix Boot Configuration Menu
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-15
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal (continued)
Connection Type
Configuration for
the Tektronix
X Terminal
2-16
Since the default connection type for the Tektronix X terminal is XDMCP
Broadcast, the X terminal boots and displays the XDMCP list of host
stations. If you prefer to configure the X terminal to connect directly to a
host (XDMCP Direct), access the X terminal Setup menu as described on
page 2-13. Then follow the steps below.
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->X Environment at the top of the main
menu (Figure 2-7). The X Environment Configuration menu appears.
2.
For the field labeled Host Connect Method, select XDMCP Direct.
3.
For the field labeled XDMCP Server, enter the IP address of the host to
which you want to connect.
4.
Select Return to Main Menu.
5.
When the main menu appears, select Save Settings to NVRAM.
6.
To exit the main menu, select Exit Setup. The next time the X terminal
boots, it connects directly to the host with the IP address designated in
step 3.
7.
To exit the client launcher menu, select Quit.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuration
Summaries
Boot
TCP/IP
X Environment
Peripheral Ports
Host File Access
TDEnet
Input Extension
LAT
CSLIP
Save Settings to FIle
Figure 2-7
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Tektronix Direct Connection Type
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-17
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal (continued)
To change the connection type from XDMCP Direct back to XDMCP
Broadcast, access the X terminal Setup menu as described on page 2-13. If
you are setting up the X terminal for the first time, follow the steps below.
2-18
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->X Environment at the top of the main
menu (Figure 2-8). The X Environment Configuration menu appears.
2.
For the field labeled Host Connect Method, select TekHostMenu. The
Default Host List field now says XDMCP.
3.
Select Return to Main Menu.
4.
When the main menu appears, select Save Settings to NVRAM.
5.
To exit, select Exit Setup. The next time the X terminal boots, it displays
the XDMCP list of host stations.
6.
To exit the client launcher menu, select Quit.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuration
Summaries
Boot
TCP/IP
X Environment
Peripheral Ports
Host File Access
TDEnet
Input Extension
LAT
CSLIP
Save Settings to FIle
Figure 2-8
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Tektronix Broadcast Connection Type
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-19
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal (continued)
If you are using a previously set up X terminal, you may need to change the
broadcast address and subnet mask. Access the X terminal Setup menu as
described on page 2-13, then follow the steps below to insure that the
correct addresses are entered in the TCP/IP dialog box, then continue with
the procedure on the previous page.
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->TCP/IP at the top of the main menu
(Figure 2-9). The TCP/IP dialog box appears.
2.
Check the Subnet Mask field. Use Table 2-1 on page 2-2 to be sure
that the subnet mask is correct for the IP addresses of your host station
and X terminal.
3.
Check the Broadcast Address field. Use Table 2-2 on page 2-10 to be
sure that the broadcast address is correct for the network class.
Configuration
Summaries
Network Tables
and Utilities
TCP/IP Configuration Menu
Configuration
Summaries
Statistics
Hardware Address
Boot
NC Terminal Name
TCP/IP
NC Ip Address
204.109.10.95
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Broadcast Address
204.109.10.255
Default Telnet Host
0.0.0.0
08:00:11:03:DC:DD
X Environment
Peripheral Ports
Host File Access
TDEnet
Input Extension
Enable Boradcasts
Yes
Name Server 1
LAT
CSLIP
Name Server 2
Save Settings to FIle
Name Server 3
Enable Name Service
No
DNS Timeout
2
DNS Retries
3
Default Domain Suffix
Return to
Main Menu
Figure 2-9
2-20
Configuring and Using X Terminals
TCP/IP Dialog Box
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Disabling Screen
Saver on Tektronix
X Terminal
Restoring Tektronix
X Terminal Settings
The default setting for the screen saver on the Tektronix X terminal is Yes.
The screen saver causes the screen to dim after ten minutes of inactivity. To
turn off the screen saver, access the X terminal Setup menu as described on
page 2-13. Then follow the steps below.
1.
For the field labeled Screen Saver, select No.
2.
Select Save Settings to NVRAM.
3.
To exit from the main menu, select Exit Setup.
4.
To exit the client launcher menu, select Quit. The screen saver feature
for the X terminal is disabled; you do not need to reboot the X terminal
for the change to take effect.
The following procedure describes how to restore your Tektronix X terminal
settings to the original factory defaults. This may be useful if you are
having problems configuring the X terminal, and you want to start over
from the beginning.
1.
Reboot the X terminal.
2.
When the boot screen appears, press Return.
3.
At the boot prompt, enter the following: nvf
This command clears the X terminal configuration. You can now
reconfigure the X terminal, following the procedure on page 2-12.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-21
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal (continued)
Setting up
Tektronix
X Terminal Printer
as Network Printer
If you have a Tektronix X terminal, you can configure its printer to be a
network printer. Complete the series of tasks below.
To set up a print queue for the X terminal, do these steps on the OSx host
station:
1.
Be sure the X terminal software has been installed on the OSx host
station.
2.
Select Controls ->OSx Terminal on the host station, and log in as root.
3.
At the command line prompt, enter the following command:
cd /usr/tistar/xterm/tektronix/tekxp/boot/config
4.
To set up a print queue for the X terminal, edit the xp.cnf file to look as
follows. Be sure to uncomment these lines (remove the #):
enable_print_spooler
spooler_size
spooler_local_queue
YES
4096
xxx PP0
where xxx is the Server Printer Name in the Printer Configuration
dialog box.
5.
To protect data that you may have entered in the hosts.tbl file, enter the
following command at the prompt:
mv hosts.tbl hosts.tbl.off
6.
To enable all OSx stations on the system to access the X terminal
printer, enter the following command at the prompt:
ln -s /etc/hosts hosts.tbl
7.
2-22
Reboot the X terminal.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Perform the remaining tasks on the X terminal itself. To configure the
names and addresses of the X terminal and the OSx stations in the Internet
Host Table, follow these steps.
1.
Press the SHIFT and SETUP keys simultaneously.
2.
Select Setup from the Launcher window.
3.
Select Network Tables and Utilities ->Internet Host Table.
4.
Verify that the X terminal’s name and IP address are present.
5.
Verify that the host station’s name and IP address are present.
6.
Select Return to Main Menu.
To enable communication between the X terminal and the OSx stations,
follow these steps.
Continue on
Page 2-24.
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->TCP/IP.
2.
Enter the X terminal name and IP address in the corresponding fields.
3.
Enter the X terminal name in the Name Server 1 field.
4.
Select Return to Main Menu.
5.
Select Save Settings to NVRAM.
To complete your configuration of the X terminal printer as a network
printer, continue with the procedure on page 2-24.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-23
Configuring the Tektronix X Terminal (continued)
To enable the parallel port for the printer, follow these steps.
1.
Select Configuration Summaries ->Peripheral Ports.
2.
In the Parallel Port column, select 89 for the Socket Number field, and
TCP/IP for the Network Protocol field.
3.
Select Return to Main Menu.
4.
Select Save Settings to NVRAM.
5.
Select Exit from Setup.
6.
Select Quit from the Launcher window.
To configure the X terminal printer as a network printer, follow these steps.
1.
From the OSx main menu bar on the X terminal or any OSx station,
select Startup ->Printer ->Printer Setup.
2.
At the bottom of the Printer Configuration dialog box, select Add to
access the Add Printer dialog box.
3.
In the Connection field, select Network.
4.
In the Server Name field, select the X terminal’s name.
5.
In the Server Address field, enter the X terminal’s IP address.
6.
In the Server Printer Name field, enter the spooler_local_queue name.
7.
Select OK to save your configuration and exit.
You have now completed setting up the Tektronix X terminal printer as a
network printer.
NOTE: Each time a new OSx station is added to the system, the X terminal
must be rebooted in order for the new station to access the X terminal
printer.
2-24
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
2.4
Configuring the HP X Terminal
Address
Configuration for
the HP X Terminal
Only the HP Envizex p-series X terminal is supported by OSx. Other HP
models are not supported. To configure the HP X terminal, follow the steps
below.
1.
Power up the terminal.
2.
Click the Setup icon.
A menu for X terminal configuration appears.
3.
Enter information as described below for these dialog boxes: Terminal,
Network/General, Network/Ethernet, and Server.
Terminal Dialog Box
For Terminal information, follow these steps.
1.
Select Terminal at the top of the main menu.
2.
For the 17-inch Mag monitor, set the Monitor field to HP D1193A.
For the 20-inch Intecolor monitor, set this field to HP C2746 (1280).
3.
Click OK to save your change.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-25
Configuring the HP X Terminal (continued)
Network/General Dialog Box
these steps.
For general network information, follow
1.
Select Network ->General at the top of the main menu.
The Network/General dialog box appears (Figure 2-10).
2.
Change the Network Parameters field to From Fields Below.
3.
Set the File Server field to the IP address of the host where you loaded
the software, for example: 204.109.10.164
4.
Turn off the Alternate NFS and TFTP fields.
5.
Click OK to save your changes.
Preferences
Network
Diagnostics
OK
Terminal
Server
Options
Cancel
Network Parameters
File Server
204.109.10.164
From Fields Below
NFS
Alternate NFS and TFTP
NFS
Alt. File Server
Name Server
0.0.0.0
File Timeout
Alt. Name Server
0.0.0.0
Domain Name
Gateway
20
seconds
Route to
1
2
3
4
Figure 2-10
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Configuring and Using X Terminals
Network/General Dialog Box
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Network/Ethernet Dialog Box
steps.
For ethernet information, follow these
1.
Select Network ->Ethernet at the top of the main menu.
The Network/Ethernet dialog box appears (Figure 2-11).
2.
Set the IP Address field to the IP address of the X terminal.
3.
Set the Subnet Mask field as appropriate.
4.
Set the Terminal Name field to the name that you want to use for your
X terminal.
5.
Select OK to save your changes.
Preferences
Network
Diagnostics
OK
Terminal
Server
Options
Cancel
Ethernet
IP Address
204.109.10.90
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Terminal Name
Figure 2-11
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
hp1xt
Network/Ethernet Dialog Box
Configuring and Using X Terminals
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Configuring the HP X Terminal (continued)
Server Dialog Box
Accessing the HP
X Terminal Setup
Menu
For server information, follow these steps.
1.
Select Server at the top of the main menu.
2.
Enter the following in the Base Path field:
/usr/tistar/xterm/hp/enware/usr/lib/X11/700X/
3.
Select OK to save your changes.
4.
Power off the X terminal.
When you power up the X terminal, it boots off the host that you
selected. After it finishes booting, it then attempts to connect to this
host.
You may need to supply additional configuration information at a later time.
For example, you can configure a secondary boot host for an HP X terminal.
After the X terminal has booted, you can access the X terminal Setup menu
and modify additional parameters. You can do this at any time, even when
the X terminal is displaying OSx. However, there are different procedures
for accessing the Setup screen in different situations.



If the X terminal has not completed booting, select the Setup icon. In
this case, however, not all menu items appear. Some items, such as
certain fields in the Server menu, only become available after the
X terminal has completed booting.
If the XDMCP Broadcast list of available hosts is displaying, select the
To Config button at the top of this list.
In all other situations, press and hold the F12 key until the Setup menu
appears.
Select the appropriate option from the Setup menu. See page 2-29 through
page 2-32 for configuration options.
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Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Secondary Boot
Host Configuration
for the HP
X Terminal
If the host that you select when you configure the X terminal is unavailable
when you boot an X terminal, the X terminal does not boot successfully. To
avoid this situation, you can configure a secondary boot host for the
X terminal if you have loaded the X terminal software on it.
To configure a secondary boot host, access the X terminal Setup screen as
described above. Then follow these steps.
1.
Select Network ->General at the top of the main menu.
2.
In the Alt. File Server field, enter the IP address of the secondary boot
host.
3.
Select OK to save your changes.
The next time you boot the X terminal, if your main boot host is not
available, the secondary boot host will be used.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-29
Configuring the HP X Terminal (continued)
Connection Type
Configuration for
the HP X Terminal
Since the default connection type for the HP X terminal is XDMCP Direct,
the X terminal boots and connects to the OSx station that you configured as
the file server. If you prefer to configure the X terminal to display a list of
host stations (XDMCP Broadcast), access the X terminal Setup screen as
described on page 2-28. Then follow the steps below.
1.
Select Server at the top of the main menu.
The Server dialog box appears (Figure 2-12).
2.
Select Login and change it to XDMCP Broadcast.
3.
Select OK to save your changes.
The next time the X terminal boots, it displays the XDMCP list of host
stations.
If you want to keep the XDMCP setting as XDMCP Direct, but want to
connect to a different host, follow the steps below.
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1.
Select Server.
2.
Set the Login Host field to the IP address of the new host.
3.
Select OK to save your changes.
The next time the X terminal boots, it connects immediately to the new
host.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Preferences
Network
Diagnostics
OK
Terminal
Server
Options
Cancel
Login
XDMCP Broadcast
Login Host
Client authorize
Font Caching
Access control
Free Cached Fonts
R3 Compatible
X Server from
Network
RGB file from
Network
Backing Store
X Server file
Extensions...
Base path
/usr/tistar/xterm/hp/enware/usr/lib/X11/700X/
Default
Font path
./fonts/hp_roman8/75dpi/
./fonts/iso_8859.1/75dpi/
./fonts/iso_8859.1/100dpi/
./fonts/misc/
ROM fonts
Figure 2-12
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
By Application
Reset font path
Copy Current Path
Server Dialog Box
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-31
Configuring the HP X Terminal (continued)
Disabling Screen
Saver on HP
X Terminal
Restoring HP
X Terminal Settings
Using the HP
Keyboard Keypad
2-32
According to the default setting, the screen saver on the HP X terminal
causes the screen to dim after ten minutes of inactivity. To turn off the
screen saver, access the X terminal Setup menu as described on page 2-28.
Then follow the steps below.
1.
Select Preferences at the top of the main menu.
2.
Using the cursor, move the slider next to the Screen Saver field all the
way to the left (where the label 0 appears).
3.
Select OK to save your changes.
The screen saver is disabled. You do not need to reboot the X terminal
for this change to take effect.
The following procedure describes how to restore your HP X terminal
settings to the original factory defaults. This may be useful if you are
having problems configuring the X terminal and you want to start over from
the beginning.
1.
Reboot the X terminal.
2.
When you hear the double beep, press Shift F9.
This command clears the X terminal configuration. You can now
reconfigure the X terminal, following the procedure on page 2-25.
Whenever the HP X terminal is booted up or a host session has ended, the
NUM-LOCK LED on the engineering keyboard is turned on. If you turn off
the NUM-LOCK LED by pressing the Num-Lock key, you can decrease the
time required to connect the X terminal to an OSx station by approximately
one minute. To use the numbers on the keypad on both engineering and
operator keyboards, you must first press and hold the Shift key.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
2.5
Configuring Other X Terminals
Tektronix, HP, and NCD X terminals are recommended for use with OSx. If
you purchase an X terminal other than Tektronix, HP, or NCD, be aware of
these general requirements. The X terminal must provide the following:

Support for 256 colors and pseudocolor capability

Support for X11R5 or higher

XDMCP capability

Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024

An internal alarm annunciator (volume, pitch, duration)
The operator keyboard has been tested only with Tektronix, HP, and NCD
X terminals.
Install the X terminal software that you received with your X terminal in
the /usr/tistar/xterm directory. Approximately 60 Mbytes of disk space are
reserved in this directory for storage of X terminal software.
In general, you need to provide the following information to configure an
X terminal:

Boot station(s) — IP address(es) of the OSx station(s) from which the
X terminal can boot and access font information. To obtain the IP
address of an OSx station, access Startup ->Network Setup on the menu
bar. Click View Node in the Network Setup dialog box.

X terminal(s) — Name and IP address of each X terminal.

Subnet mask — Networks are divided into subnetworks to facilitate
network administration. The subnet mask consists of four integers
designating the subnetwork. If, for example, your IP addresses are
Host station: 204.109.10.152 X terminal: 204.109.10.100, then your
subnet mask is 255.255.255.0, where the “255” integer indicates that
the corresponding integers in the two IP addresses are identical, and
the “0” integer indicates that the integers are different.

The full path of the directory where you loaded the X terminal
software.
Additional information may be required for more complicated network
setups, such as those involving gateways. Consult your X terminal
documentation for more specific instructions about configuration.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
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2.6
Configuring the PC X Server Package
You can also access OSx from a third-party X server package running on a
personal computer (PC). The X server package uses one of your SIMATIC
PCS 7 OSx X terminal activation licenses exactly as if it were an
X terminal.
These X server packages are widely available for MS-DOS, Windows 3.X,
Windows 95, and Windows NT environments.
In general, to work properly with OSx, a third-party X server package must
provide the following:

Support for 256 colors and pseudocolor capability

Support for X11R5 or higher

XDMCP capability
The PC running the software must have the following:

Graphics hardware and drivers supporting a screen resolution of
1280x1024

Ethernet network adapter and software supporting TCP/IP
If you use a third-party X server package to interact with OSx, be aware of
the following limitations:
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
If your PC is running any of the Microsoft Windows environments with
more than 256 colors, the OSx alarm icon does not blink. This situation
is caused by the way that Windows allocates colors within its
environment. If you want the OSx alarm icon to blink at appropriate
times, reconfigure your Windows video driver to use only 256 colors.

When you run an X server package from a Windows environment, the
pitch of the OSx alarm beeper sounds the same for both critical and
warning alarms. This is a limitation of the bell capability provided by
the Windows environment.

The operator keyboard has not been tested with computers running
third-party X server packages.

Many PC-based X servers running under Windows allow you to run the
X environment either in a single window or in multiple windows. For
OSx to operate correctly, you must configure the X server to use its
single window mode.
Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
To support a PC-based X server package, you do not need to load any special
software on the OSx system, other than your SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx
X terminal activation license information.
Consult the user documentation for your X server and network software for
specific configuration instructions. In general, however, you need to provide
the following information to configure an X server and network software on
a PC:

IP address of the PC

Network subnet mask

Color support (specify pseudocolor)

Start-up method (specify XDMCP)
To select a host from a list of available OSx stations at startup, configure
the X server to use the XDMCP Broadcast connection type. To connect to the
same station at startup each time, configure the X server to use the XDMCP
Direct connection type.
NOTE: If the Windows color palette setting is greater than 256, the OSx
terminal session will fail when a .gif image is displayed. Be sure that the
color palette is set to 256 colors.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-35
2.7
Using Keyboards with the X Terminal
Using Keyboards
with a Tektronix or
NCD X Terminal
To use the operator keyboard with a Tektronix or NCD X terminal, follow
the steps below.
1.
Verify that the X terminal is powered off, and then connect the operator
keyboard to it.
2.
Power up the X terminal. The operator keyboard is now ready to use.
No reboot of the system is required.
To switch back to the engineering keyboard, follow the steps below:
1.
Verify that the X terminal is powered off, and then connect the
engineering keyboard to it.
2.
Power up the X terminal. The engineering keyboard is now ready to
use. No reboot of the system is required.
To use an engineering keyboard plugged into an operator keyboard with a
Tektronix or NCD X terminal, follow the steps below:
1.
Verify that the X terminal is powered off, and then connect the operator
keyboard to it.
2.
Plug the engineering keyboard into the operator keyboard.
3.
Set the switch to select the engineering keyboard.
4.
Power up the X terminal. Both the operator keyboard and the
engineering keyboard are now ready to use. Set the switch to the one
you want to enable. No reboot of the system is required.
NOTE: Do not disconnect the engineering keyboard during normal
operation. Disconnecting the keyboard will cause the keyboard map to be
lost. To recover from a situation where the keyboard map has been lost,
press Shift--Pause to bring up the setup screen, and reselect the keyboard
type (101/102 with Pause key). It should not be necessary to reboot the unit.
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Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Using Keyboards
with the HP
X Terminal
Keep these points in mind when using the HP X terminal.
For operator keyboards:

When you enter data in fields of the HP configuration screens (those
accessed via Shift + F12) with the operator keyboard, characters display
in the opposite case than you would expect. For example, if you press
Shift with a letter, the lowercase letter is entered. Without the Shift key,
the uppercase letter is entered.

The Num_Lock key works with the keypad numbers the way the Shift
key works with letters. To use it, press and hold it while you press the
number. You can also use the Shift key with the keypad numbers.
To use the keypad in data entry fields, you must use the Num_Lock key;
the Shift key does not work. You can also use the number keys located
above the letter keys.
For engineering keyboards:

The Num_Lock LED turns on when you power up the X terminal and
when you disconnect from a host.
If you turn off the Num_Lock LED by pressing the Num_Lock key
before connecting to a host, then the Num_Lock key works like a Shift
key, as described above. To use the keypad in data entry fields, press
the Num_Lock key, not the Shift key.
If you do not turn off the Num_Lock LED before connecting to the host,
then the Num_Lock key does not work at all. You cannot use the keypad
to enter data in data entry fields. Use the number keys located above
the letter keys instead.
For either operator or engineering keyboards:

The keypad does not work in the fields of the HP configuration screens.
To type numbers in these fields, use the number keys located above the
letter keys.

To clear a data entry field using the asterisk key on the keypad, use the
Shift key plus the asterisk key on the keypad ( * ).
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-37
2.8
Using the X Terminal
Opening a Session
The way a session opens depends on how you have configured the
connection between the X terminal and the OSx host station.
Direct The X terminal automatically connects to the host after it powers
up and boots. After a short delay, the X terminal displays the OSx
environment if the host is an OSx station. Simply log into OSx using your
OSx User ID and password to begin working.
Broadcast The X terminal displays a list of hosts after it powers up and
boots. Select a host from the list. After a short delay, the X terminal displays
the OSx environment if the host is an OSx station. Log into OSx using your
OSx User ID and password to begin working.
NOTE: If you open a session from an X terminal after the prompt to
designate a new primary has already appeared on the OSx host station, the
prompt does not appear on the X terminal. To verify from the X terminal
that the host station is communicating with the primary, check Network
Status.
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Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Identifying the
Terminal Number
The terminal number appears in the information area of the main OSx
screen (Figure 2-13). The number 1 always indicates the OSx station;
numbers 2--5 indicate X terminals and/or remote terminals, if any are
connected. The system assigns these numbers each time an X terminal or
remote terminal connects to the system. This means that the numbers can
change from session to session.
OSx Station Name
X Terminal Number
Figure 2-13
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Information Area with X Terminal Number
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-39
Using the X Terminal (continued)
Working within a
Session
After logging into OSx, you can do all the normal configuration and runtime
tasks that can be done at any OSx station. Consider these guidelines:

Only one instance of a specific configuration screen can be displayed at
a time on an OSx host station and its X terminals. This means, for
example, that if the BCL Program Administration dialog box is
displayed on an X terminal, neither the host for that X terminal nor
any other X terminal logged into that host can display this dialog box.
They can, however, display other configuration dialog boxes. Other OSx
stations can display the BCL Program Administration dialog box.

You can run multiple instances of the graphical editor. This means that
users at an OSx station and its X terminals and/or remote terminals
can be working on graphics at the same time. Be aware, however, that
running multiple instances of the graphical editor without sufficient
additional memory can significantly slow down system performance.
See Table 1-1 on page 1-7.
The memory check performed to determine if there is enough memory
to start an X terminal session does not take the number of graphical
editors running into consideration. Please bear this in mind if you start
an X terminal and find that performance is degraded.

On a SIMATIC PCS 7 system with multiple X terminals, if you attempt
to change system state before all X terminals are connected and in the
same state as the OSx host station, the system goes into alarm, and
error messages are recorded in the daily log file. (The messages
Unknown X modifier: num_lock and Cannot load transition indication form
appear in the log.out file.) If this happens, acknowledge the alarm, and
then connect the other X terminals.
To avoid the system alarm, do not make state changes until all
X terminals are connected.
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Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal

There is no alarm card in an X terminal. You can see and acknowledge
alarms on an X terminal, and you can hear the X terminal bell sound
indicating an alarm, but you cannot connect a siren or klaxon to it.

There is no failover for the X terminal. If the host fails, the X terminal
does not fail over automatically to the backup. You must make another
connection manually.

If the network that the X terminal is using fails, the X terminal does
not switch media automatically. You must switch networks manually.

If you select Controls ->OSx Terminal from the menu bar on an
X terminal to open an OSx XTerm window, the display environment
variable is not set appropriately. If you want to run an X application
from this window, you must set the display variable yourself. Set it to
the name or IP address of the X terminal with the following extension:
:0.0 For example: export DISPLAY=204.109.10.94:0.0

When an OSx station that already has X terminals joins a SIMATIC
PCS 7 system, the system verifies that the total number of X terminals
that are running an OSx session does not exceed the number of
X terminal activation licenses purchased for the system. If the number
of licenses is exceeded when the station with the additional X terminals
joins, the OSx session on one or more of the X terminals connected to
the joining station closes. Users of these X terminals need to select Quit
OSx Session from the root menu to disconnect from the OSx station.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-41
Using the X Terminal (continued)
Printing from an
X Terminal
Any OSx print jobs that you initiate on the X terminal can be printed to the
printer connected to the OSx host station or any other station, to any
network printer, or to the printer connected to the X terminal (Tektronix
only). Any non-OSx applications that you run on the X terminal can use the
local printer port.
You must configure the screen print function on an X terminal before you
can do a screen print. Select File ->Screen Print ->Setup on the menu bar and
fill in the appropriate information.
If you disconnect the X terminal from the host, you must reconfigure the
screen print function the next time you connect to the host.
When you want to print a screen from an X terminal, the system sends the
print job to the printer that is connected to the host station.
Closing a Session
The way you close a session depends on how you have configured the
connection type.
Direct If you do not want to power down the X terminal, log off OSx.
Because the X terminal does not release the license or close the connection,
the next user can simply log in to begin working. When you are ready to
power down the X terminal, first select Quit OSx Session from the root menu.
As soon as the blank gray screen appears, power down the X terminal. The
license then becomes available for another X terminal.
NOTE: If you do not power down the X terminal as soon as the gray screen
appears, another session begins. Select Quit OSx Session again, wait for the
gray screen, then power down the terminal.
Broadcast Select Quit OSx Session from the root menu to end a session. At
this point, you can safely power down the X terminal. If you do not power
down after ending a session, the X terminal redisplays the list of hosts and
releases the license until you begin a new session.
It can take approximately one minute to end a session and release the
X terminal activation license. If you try to start a new X terminal session
too soon after ending a session, the system sends a message that all
X terminal licenses are in use. Wait a minute and then try to start the
session again.
NOTE: Close all OSx dialog boxes before selecting Quit OSx Session.
Otherwise, there may be a delay of up to 30 seconds before the X terminal
session ends.
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Configuring and Using X Terminals
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
2.9
Troubleshooting
Table 2-3 provides troubleshooting strategies for various problems that you
may encounter while using an X terminal. Try the suggested solutions, and
if you need further assistance, call the Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.,
Technical Services Group in the U.S.A. at 423--461--2522. In other countries,
call 49--911--895--7000.
Table 2-3
Problem
X Terminal Troubleshooting
Solution
A gray screen appears, but the OSx
screen does not display.
The host is not running OSx. Select a host that is running OSx.
You experience a delay in opening a
session.
OSx may be changing state, an OSx station may be synchronizing, or
another X terminal may be opening a session. Wait a few minutes;
the session should begin automatically upon completion of the
current activity.
You receive the warning message:
Not enough memory installed in node.
Performance may be degraded.
Connect to another OSx station that has sufficient memory installed.
In order to use the current station, additional RAM must be installed.
See Table 1-1 on page 1-7 for host station memory requirements.
You receive an error message
indicating that the maximum number
of X terminals is already connected to
that host station.
Try to connect to another host if the X terminal boots with a query
list of hosts.
You receive an error message
indicating that all X terminal
activation licenses are in use.
Wait for another X terminal to end a session and then try to log in
again.
The OSx network fails.
If two networks are installed, switch manually to the other network.
The OSx host station fails.
Reboot the X terminal or select Quit OSx Session from the root menu.
Then try to connect to another host, if the X terminal boots with a
query list of hosts.
An X terminal loses contact with an
OSx host station, and that station
attempts to go to the Operate state.
The OSx station goes to Failed or
returns to Offline.
Wait 5 to 15 minutes and then retry the state change. The OSx
station will then recognize that the X terminal is no longer connected
and the state change will complete.
To recover the X terminal, verify that the network connections are
properly attached and reboot the X terminal.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
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SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Configuring and Using X Terminals
2-1
Appendix A
Reconfiguring Plug-and-Play Monitors
Determining Whether You Need to Reconfigure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the X Terminal Config File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a New File in the Boot Node Config Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Writing XTerminal File to Boot Node File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Boot Node Config File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-2
A-2
A-3
A-3
A-4
Reconfiguring Plug-and-Play Monitors
A-1
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Determining
Whether You Need
to Reconfigure
Under the following conditions, you may find while the terminal is booting
that the required HPD1193A option is not displayed under the terminal icon:

You have an HP X terminal with a plug-and-play monitor.

You are using a 15-pin connector plugged into the monitor instead of a
video cable with 5 BNC connectors.
Some monitors have a “plug-and-play” feature that OSx does not recognize.
You need to disable this feature and replace it with the HPD1193A monitor
option as described in the following procedures.
Changing the
X Terminal Config
File
A-2
Follow the steps below to change your X terminal’s configuration data.
1.
Power up the X terminal. As the terminal is booting, press the space
bar or click the Stop icon to abort the boot process. The Stop icon
changes to Start.
2.
While you hold down the left Alt key, press the 0 (zero) key on the numeric keypad, followed by the d key. This action disables the plug and
play feature.
3.
Click the SETUP icon. A menu for X terminal configuration appears.
4.
In the Setup dialog box, click the Terminal button.
5.
In the File field on the lower right of the Terminal dialog box, enter a
file name with its extension. For example, AAA.cfg.
6.
Click in the Monitor field to display the monitor selection list.
7.
Select HPD1193A as the monitor type, then click OK to exit the Terminal
dialog box. Click OK to exit the Setup dialog box.
8.
Click the Start icon, and let the boot process finish. When the boot finishes, a list of host nodes appears. Do not select a host from this list;
proceed with the next set of steps.
Reconfiguring Plug-and-Play Monitors
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Creating a New File
in the Boot Node
Config Directory
Next, you need to create an empty file for the X terminal configuration
directory on the boot node. (The boot node is the node that the terminal is
the licensed to, and that it boots from.)
On the boot node, do the following steps.
1.
Click the left mouse button to bring up the root menu, and select New
XTerm.
2.
In the XTerm window, log in as root.
3.
Type the following command, then press Enter. Note that command line
entries are case-sensitive.
cd /usr/tistar/xterm/hp/enware/usr/lib/X11/700X/config
Writing X Terminal
File to Boot Node
File
4.
Using the filename that you entered in step 5 on page A-2, type
vi <file_name> and press Enter.
5.
Type :wq to save the empty file and exit the config directory.
In the next procedure, you write the X terminal’s configuration data into the
empty file that you created on the boot node.
On the X terminal, do the following steps.
1.
In the Select Session Manager box, click the To Config button.
2.
In the Config dialog box, click the Terminal button.
3.
Click the Write File button in the Remote Config field.
4.
When the Overwrite File? message appears, click OK.
5.
Click OK on the Config dialog box.
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Reconfiguring Plug-and-Play Monitors
A-3
Changing Boot
Node Config File
To modify the plug-and-play option in the X terminal config file on the boot
node, do the following steps on the boot node.
1.
To edit the config file, type
vi <file_name>
2.
To search for DDC Monitor Support, type the following at the top of the
file.
/DDC Monitor
3.
When DDC Monitor Support=On is highlighted, arrow over to the O in On.
4.
Type dw, then i, then =Off
Press Enter.
5.
Press the Esc key.
6.
Type :wq to save and exit. Press Enter.
7.
To exit from the XTerm window, type exit.
Continue with the instructions (page 2-26) for completing the Network
Dialog box.
A-4
Reconfiguring Plug-and-Play Monitors
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Index
A
Accessing
HP X terminal setup menu, 2-28
OSx software serial number, 1-15
Tektronix setup menu, 2-5, 2-13
X terminal number, 2-39
Activation key, 1-4, 1-5
installing, 1-15
Address, configuring
HP, 2-28
NCD, 2-4
Tektronix, 2-12
Alarms, 2-41
Assigning host station, 1-6
B
Boot host
configuring main
configuring secondary
Boot method, Tektronix, 2-4, 2-12
Boot path, Tektronix, 2-4, 2-12
Broadcast connection, 2-3
HP, 2-30
NCD, 2-6
Tektronix, 2-16
C
Changing connection type, Tektronix X
terminal, 2-8, 2-18
Choosing host station, 1-6
Closing a session, 2-42
Components
activation key, 1-4
hardware, 1-4
RAM requirement, 1-4
software, 1-4
Configuration
HP
HP X terminal, 2-25
NCD
PC X server package, 2-35
previously set up X terminal, 2-10, 2-20
Tektronix
untested X terminals, 2-33
Connection type
broadcast, 2-3
direct, 2-3
HP, 2-30
NCD, 2-6
OSx host, 1-8
Tektronix, 2-16
D
Defaults, restoring factory settings
HP, 2-32
Tektronix, 2-11, 2-21
Deinstalling, X terminal software, 1-14
Direct connection, 2-3
HP, 2-30
NCD, 2-6
Tektronix, 2-16
Disabling screen saver
HP X terminal, 2-32
Tektronix X terminal, 2-11, 2-21
E
Error messages, 2-43
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Index-1
F
Failover, 2-41
H
Host station
connection type, 1-8
failure, 2-43
memory requirement, 1-8
memory requirements, 1-7
replacing, 1-15
role, 1-8
selecting, 2-3
HP X terminal
accessing setup menu, 2-28
configuration changes, A-2
configuring address, 2-28
connection type, 2-30
deinstalling software, 1-14
disabling screen saver, 2-32
keyboards, 2-37
loading software, 1-10
restoring factory settings, 2-32
secondary boot host, 2-29
I
Information area, terminal number, 2-39
Installing
X terminal activation key, 1-15
X terminal option, 1-10
IP address. See Address
K
Keyboard
HP, 2-37
NCD, 2-36
Tektronix, 2-36
Index-2
L
License, 1-5
installing, 1-15
releasing, 2-3
Loading, X terminal software, 1-10
Logging on OSx, 2-38
M
Memory requirement, 1-4, 1-8, 2-43
N
NCD X Terminal, configuring address, 2-4
NCD X terminal
connection type, 2-6
keyboards, 2-36
Network class, 2-2
Network failure, 2-43
O
Opening a session, 2-38
OSx station role, OSx host, 1-8
P
PC X server package
and Microsoft Windows, 2-34
configuring, 2-35
minimum requirements, 2-34
Personal computer (PC), X server package, 2-34
Planning X terminal configuration, 2-2
Powering down X terminal, 2-42
Printer, 2-42
network, Tektronix, 2-22
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
R
RAM requirement, 1-4, 1-8, 2-43
Resetting factory defaults
HP X terminal, 2-32
Tektronix X terminal, 2-11, 2-21
Restrictions, X terminal operations, 2-40
S
Screen areas, terminal number, 2-39
Screen print, X terminal, 2-42
Screen saver, disabling
HP, 2-32
Tektronix, 2-11, 2-21
Setup, 1-3, 1-8
accessing menu
State change, X terminals, 2-40
Subnet mask, 2-2
HP, 2-28
NCD, 2-4
Tektronix, 2-12
T
TCP/IP address. See Address
Tektronix X terminal
accessing setup menu, 2-5, 2-13
boot method, 2-4, 2-12
boot path, 2-4, 2-12
configuring address, 2-12
connection type, 2-16
deinstalling software, 1-14
disabling screen saver, 2-11, 2-21
keyboards, 2-36
loading software, 1-10
network printer, 2-22
restoring factory settings, 2-11, 2-21
secondary boot host, 2-14
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
Terminal number, 2-39
Troubleshooting, 2-43
connecting HP X terminal, A-2
system alarm, 2-40
X
X server package
configuring, 2-35
minimum requirements, 2-34
X terminal
alarms, 2-41
closing a session, 2-42
components, 1-4
failover, 2-41
hardware, 1-4
installing, 1-10
license, 1-5
maximum number, 1-5, 2-40, 2-43
minimum requirements, 2-33
network printer, 2-22
opening a session, 2-38
printer, 2-42
restrictions on operations, 2-40
setup, 1-8
software, 1-4
troubleshooting, 2-43
XDMCP
defined, 2-3
HP connection type, 2-30
NCD connection type, 2-6
requirement, 2-33, 2-34
Tektronix connection type, 2-16
Index-3
Index-4
SIMATIC PCS 7 OSx 4.1.1 X Terminal
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