Reading a Flashing 888 Message on a Multi-Line Operator
An 888 flashing in the first line of the operator panel display indicates that a hardware or
software error has been detected and that an error message is being displayed. For
additional information about flashing 888 numbers, refer to "System Unit Error Isolation
Features" in Diagnostic Information For Micro Channel Bus Systems .
Step 1. Determine the Type of Message
The first line of the operator panel display should be displaying a line with 888 flashing in it.
1. Get a problem summary form from the AIX Problem Solving Guide and Reference or a
blank sheet of paper to record the characters appearing in the operator panel display.
2. Be sure the key mode switch is set to Normal or Service.
3. Record the three digits following the flashing 888 in the first line of the operator panel
display. This is the message type.
4. In the following list, go to the step for your message type.
Step 2. Reading the Type 102 Message
A 102 message is generated when a software or hardware error occurs during system
execution of an application. Use the following steps and information to determine the
contents of the type 102 message. Refer to the "Crash Codes" and "Dump Progress
Indicators (Dump Status Codes)" on page 8-13.
The following is an example of the first line of the multiline operator panel display;
888 102 RRR SSS
RRR = Crash code
SSS = Dump status code
1. Record the three digits following the 102 in the first line of the operator panel display, this
is the crash code. Record the three digits immediately following the crash code, this is
the dump status.
2. Look at the second line of the operator panel display and then answer the following
Go to Step 2.
Go to Step 3.
Go to Step 3.
Go to Step 4.