The ASCII console

If you do not have a graphical display, you can still perform many of the tasks by using the ASCII console. This is a text-only front end for the Blueworx Voice Response software. Because it does not depend on graphics, you can start it from any terminal that AIX supports. For example, this could be a terminal connected to the pSeries computer through the RS-232 (serial) interface either directly, or via a modem link.

To start the ASCII console, you need a Blueworx Voice Response administrator profile with access to the Configuration and Operations functions. If you already have an administrator profile, you do not need a new one.

If you log in remotely to use the ASCII console, you must know both the Blueworx Voice Response AIX account ID (normally dtuser) and password, and the Blueworx Voice Response administrator profile and password.

Ensure Blueworx Voice Response is already running. If it is not running, start it by typing vaeinit on the command line of a graphical display, or run vaeinit.nox (no Xwindows) at a separate login prompt.

To start the ASCII console:

  1. Log into AIX as dtuser.
  2. Activate an AIXterm or login window.
  3. cd to $VAEBIN.
  4. In the AIXterm or login window, type
    and press Enter.
  5. At the prompt, type your Blueworx Voice Response administrator name and press Enter.
  6. At the prompt, type your Blueworx Voice Response administrator password and press Enter.

    The system displays the ASCII Console Main Menu.

For more information about using the ASCII console, see the Blueworx Voice Response for AIX: User Interface Guide information.