To get PVM running, you must start either a pvmd or the PVM console by hand. The executables are named pvmd3 and pvm, respectively, and reside in directory $PVM_ROOT/lib/ $PVM_ARCH. We suggest using the pvmd or pvm script in $PVM_ROOT/lib instead, as this simplifies setting your shell path. These scripts determine the host architecture and run the correct executable, passing on their command line arguments.
Problems when starting PVM can be caused by system or network trouble, running out of resources (such as disk space), incorrect installation or a bug in the PVM code.