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AIX Version 4.3 Messages Guide and Reference

Chapter 1. Messages Guide and Reference Overview

This section discusses the different types of error messages and the organization of recovery information for each type.

This guide contains information about the two types of numbered error messages: three-digit messages displayed on the system operator panel, and seven-digit software messages displayed at the AIX command line.

Your system is shipped with approximately 25,000 seven-digit software messages. Detailed recovery procedures are listed for only a small percentage of these messages. If you find that there is no detailed recovery information available for a specific message, check the general recovery procedures in Chapter 3, "Recovering from Software Errors"or the brief summary information provided for all known seven-digit messages in the Error Messages Index .

Installation messages are documented in the AIX Installation Guide. Other messages may be included in the documentation for specific licensed programs, such as language manuals.

  1. AIX contains a small number of eight-digit messages, which are treated as seven-digit messages in this guide.
  2. For some messages, the procedures for recovery require you to have root authority or to be logged in as the root user. If you do not have root authority, contact your system administrator.

Types of Messages

There are three types of messages:

This guide includes the following information to help you recover from errors with numbered messages:

If you have system problems that do not involve numbered error messages, see the "Symptom Index" in the AIX Version 4.3 Problem Solving Guide and Reference. The AIX Version 4.3 Problem Solving Guide and Reference contains information on solving problems with inactive systems, terminals, system clocks, devices, media, networks, printers, and AIX installation and maintenance. It also discusses hardware diagnostics, the Error Logging Facility, the Trace Facility, and the System Dump Facility.

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