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1200 tapes for siggraph

    Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1991 23:03 EDT
    From: klockner@hardy.u.washington.edu (John Klockner)

    in trying to prepare our stuff (last minute naturally) for siggraph,
    we're trying to create a tape on a 1200.

    what tape spec are we supposed to use?  we have tried the usual
    local:cart  but the machine reports thatthere is no local tape.

    any pointers before tomorrow's flight will be extremely appreciated.

    thanks in advance,

OOOOhhhh! Hope this gets there in time!

Most likely the tape drive was off (or didn't respond quickly enough,
or...?) when the machine was booted.  The XL's check for SCSI devices
at bootup, or soon thereafter, and caches the devices it finds.  Once
it's done it it wont check again.
it's probably T and
probably doesn't include something like:
  #<CLI::3M-MCD-40-SCSI-TAPE-DRIVE 140020720>

If this is the case, you can just set the former to nil and try again.
Perhaps the Formal solution is to call this?
  (tape:find-tape-drives T)
Good luck and fun at Siggraph