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Problem: The mount control software is not running

It has happened that the mount control software (on the mount computer running Windows NT) is not running, or equivalently, the mount computer is not powered on. In this case, on startup you will see errors such as:

Aug 23 11:43:42 rotse3a schierd: No response to: $HaltRAe4a3M

This message means the mount computer did not respond at all to the command to halt the RA axis of the mount. The solution is to reboot the mount computer, which cannot be done remotely.

Rotse Pager 2003-05-20