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LOGGING ON XENIX SYSTEMS

A. Powering on the System

B. Logging on to other Workstations

C. Tutorial

D. On-Line Help

E. Security Level Table


A. POWERING ON THE SYSTEM

It is recommended that your V/BOSS system (computer screens, printers) be kept running at all times. (An exception to this would be when there is no backup power supply and the system is shut down as a precautionary measure during severe weather. See the V/BOSS QUICK REFERENCE for powering-down instructions)

1. If your system is on and the Root menu is displayed, start with step number 6. If you are turning the system on from a powered-down state (called COLD booting), you should FIRST power on all terminals and printers. Once all peripherals are on you may power on the main computer. The computer may beep several times and numbers may or may not appear in the top left corner of the screen. Wait for the following to display:

XENIX SYSTEM V

Boot

:


2. When this appears, IF YOUR COMPUTER IS AN IBM MODEL 9585 or a 95xx with a Mountain Tape Drive, YOU MUST PRESS <Ctrl><Alt><Del> THE FIRST TIME YOU SEE THE ABOVE. When you see Boot:, press <Enter>. More information will then begin displaying. Wait until you see: Type CONTROL-d to proceed with normal start-up (or give root password for system maintenance.)

3. When you see this, hold down <Ctrl> and while holding it down1 press [d] once.

NOTE: IF YOU EVER SEE A MESSAGE THAT READS:
The system was not shut down properly, and the root file system should be cleaned.
Proceed with cleaning (y/n)?
ALWAYS type [y]<Enter>. This is critical in preventing system files from becoming corrupted!!!

4. After typing <Ctrl>[d] the system date and time will be displayed with the message "Enter new time". If the date and time are correct, just press <Enter> and proceed with step 5.

If a correction is needed type the entire date and time in the following format:

yymmddhhmm (year month date hour minute)

Use military time and DO NOT type any spaces, brackets, or punctuation! For example, for September 12, 1996 4:45pm you would type, 9609121645 <Enter>

After you enter the correct date and time it will be displayed again.

5. When the xenix386!login is displayed type [root]<Enter>. You will then see the Root Utility Menu. ordinarily, you will only use this menu at the end of the day to perform a system backup.

6. Hold down <Alt> and while holding it down press <F2> once. You will now see another xenix386!login.

7. Type [main]<Enter>. V/BOSS will begin loading and displaying WELCOME messages. Do not enter anything on the keyboard until you see the following screen:

Screen # 1

8. Put the Caps Lock on by pressing the button that says <Caps Lock> one time. Your entries from this point on should all be made in upper case letters.

9. Type your Provider Code and press <Enter>. Provider codes must be assigned to anyone who should have access to the system. This will be covered during training. The System Installer may have given you a Provider Code and password to use before training. You may also refer to the PROVIDERS chapter.

10. After entering a valid Provider Code, V/BOSS will greet you and ask for your password. If you have never entered a password, whatever you type now will be your password from now on. See the V/BOSS Quick Reference for information on CHANGING a password. A password may be any combination of letters and/or numbers up to eight characters. However, DON'T use three identical letters for your password, because this will enable anyone to use your Provider Code to log on by just pressing <Enter> for the password. YOUR PASSWORD WILL NOT DISPLAY ON THE SCREEN AS YOU TYPE IT. This helps you keep your password secret. Do not forget your password because you cannot look it up anywhere.

If you do forget your password, another Provider with the proper security level will need to delete your Provider Code and then add it back in. You may then log in as if it were the first time. Whatever you enter at that time will be your password.

11. After your correct password is entered, the V/BOSS Main Selection Menu is displayed.

12. If you must leave the work station unattended during the day, you should Log off by pressing [L] from the Main Menu.

B. LOGGING ON TO OTHER WORK STATIONS

1. IBM 3151 Terminals:

Each terminal should have a paper label taped to it which shows the terminal ID. It will be similar to the following:

/dev/tty2a ibm0l

At the xenix386!login you will type in the ID for the terminal where you are, but only the latter part, for instance, [ibm0l]. Then press <Enter>.

Wait until you see TERM= 3151. When you see this press <Enter>. V/BOSS will begin loading and the Welcome messages will display. Do not type anything until you are asked to Please LOG ON. Proceed with step 8 of the powering-on instructions.

2. Sun River Stations:

Each station should have a paper label taped to it which shows the station ID. It will be similar to the following:

/dev/tty00a sunOl

At the xenix386!login you will type in the ID for the station where you are, but only the latter part, for instance, [sunOl]. Then press <Enter>.

Wait until you see term ansi. When you see this press <Enter>. V/BOSS will begin loading and the Welcome messages will display. Do not type anything until you are asked to Please LOG ON. Proceed with step 8 of the powering-on instructions.

3. Wyse Terminals:

Each terminal should have a paper label taped to it which shows the terminal ID. It will be similar to the following:

/dev/tty2a linkl

At the xenix386!login you will type in the ID for the terminal where you are, but only the latter part, for instance, [link1]. Then press <Enter>.

Wait until you see TERM= link. When you see this press <Enter>. V/BOSS will begin loading and the Welcome messages will display. Do not type anything until you are asked to Please LOG ON. Proceed with step 8 of the powering-on instructions.

If your system is left powered on at night, you do not have to start your day at the main monitor if it's more convenient to start at another work station. Just follow the appropriate instructions. See also the V/BOSS Quick Reference.

C. Tutorial

The tutorial consists of instructional "windows" that will display on some screens where you need to enter information. These "windows" will tell you what information is needed and often shows the format to use. We recommend that you use the tutorial while you are getting familiar with your system and to aid in training new staff members. The tutorial may be activated and deactivated ONLY from menus where it is listed as an option. Functions performed while the tutorial is activated are "real", that is, a Client registered with the tutorial on is really registered when you finish. It is not just for "play". The tutorial is activated by simultaneously holding down <Shift> and pressing <Fl>. It is deactivated by repeating the steps, hold down <Shift> and press <Fl>. Again, you must be at a menu which shows TOGGLE TUTORIAL <Sh>-<Fl> as a choice.

D. On-Line Help

Most functions you can perform are documented with "On-Line Help." To start Help, press [?]. V/BOSS will re-display the menu, and "***ON-LINE HELP***===>" will be seen in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. You may now select the topic for which you wish help by entering the corresponding character from the menu. To exit from the Help feature press <Esc>.

E. Security Level Table

The following list contains the minimum security level allowable for the computer operator to accomplish the listed tasks:

FUNCTION                  MUST BE AT LEAST LEVEL


Provider Maintenance                       9
Utility Menu Functions 
Mailing Selections 
Print Database Listing 
Purge Receivables Files 
Receivables Special Maintenance 
Financial History Report 

Procedures                                7 
Modify, Delete, Price Change 
Daily Cash Reports 
Process Monthly Statements 
Initial Receivables Load 
Credit Accounts (through Receivables) 

Processing of Other Reports               5
Point of Sale Billing 
Other Receivables Functions 
Inventory Maintenance 
Other Procedure Maintenance 

See PROVIDERS for more detailed information on assigning security access.


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