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NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Perdrix24 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:05 pm

Attached is the new package.

What's new:

Mouse wheel working for all mice. Tilting wheel left/right and side buttons now work (if wheel have those features).

Mouse CPU usage reduced by up to 70% when idle. Keyboard CPU usage reduced by 50%. Storage transfer rate increased by up to 4%.

New graphics tablet driver.

Various improvements and bug fixes. Updated documentation.

Older versions of the package can be found here:
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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:28 pm

Thanks for all your work. Some amazing new features!

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby frank.lukas » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:40 pm

Thank you for the good work ...
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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Atarieterno » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:33 pm

Thank you very much for sharing your excellent work.
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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby ama » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:44 pm

Thank you very much. Especially for the tablet driver. Very sensitive, a little habituation was needed. Great work.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby sashapont » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:30 pm

Thank you!
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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby stormy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:05 pm

Wow thank you!
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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Perdrix24 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:34 am

Remember, this is the work of many authors, I'm just one of them. I share your appreciation with all authors, collaborators, testers and anyone who had suggestions, provided help, etc.

And thanks to you for your support.

I just enjoy using current USB devices on my Atari!

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:16 pm

Perdrix24 - is there any documentation on this.. old or new..

I have a Lotharek Netusbee - I can get the networking to work on any machine.

I cannot get USB to work on any machine.. ON an STE I can get the USB hub to load.. but nothing else. The machine has an exxos TOS switcher, so I can do 1.06 and 2.06

Is there an explanation documented why it does not work on a megaST/4 1.04 machine? Since TOS has been completely deconstructed.. new TOSs written .. is there not a way a DRIVER could be made to patch 1.04 to whatever is needed for it to work??

I am not even sure how to trouble shoot as I have been going through this will 02 03 04 driver packages.. different sort orders.. just trying to load the USB.prg alone.

I will try with v5 see if that makes any difference.. But if anyone reading can point me to helpful threads.. docs etc.. I would very much appreciate it.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby DoG » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:38 pm

The docs are in the zip. Have you used AUTOSORT to get all the programs in the correct order in the autofolder?

Should be (for regular TOS):

Code: Select all

USB.PRG
<device drivers>
NETUSBEE.PRG (or NETUS000.PRG)

where <device drivers> is one or more of the following, according to what
devices you are using:

KEYBOARD.PRG
MOUSE.PRG
STORAGE.PRG (USB thumb drives, card readers)
PRINTER.PRG (printers with PCL5 or PCL5C emulation)
TABLET.PRG (Wacom Intuos graphics tablets)

The order of the device drivers is not important.

Put USBTOOL.ACC in the root of your boot drive. This accessory provides the
capability to hotplug/remove devices, it polls for changes every second.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:35 pm

yes, the "docs" are simply a description of each driver.. not exactly a manual. Or even a description of what is happening in the machine to allow.. requirements on the hardware etc..

As for what you just posted.. if I do it in that order IT DOES NOT WORK.. at all - If I do USB.PRG then Netusbee.prg - then a device driver - it at least loads.. and the device driver I am trying to use is Storage. prog. I have not tried anything else yet.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby ama » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:59 pm

If I do USB.PRG then Netusbee.prg - then a device driver

That's the wrong way.

The order in the "Auto" folder must be...

USB.PRG

STORAGE.PRG

NETUSBEE.PRG

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Perdrix24 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:59 am

It's working on my Mega ST and 520STFM with TOS 1.04. Perhaps you need some TOS patches. On my 520STFM I needed POOLFIX4.PRG. On my Mega ST I also had POOLFIX4.PRG. Load these first in the AUTO folder.

Another issue is to have your USB storage device partitioned for the Atari. Read the storage documentation in the ZIP file.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Perdrix24 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:32 pm

I just discovered that I can control two Atari (or a PC and Atari, or MAC and Atari, etc.) with one mouse. The Logitech M585 can control two computers. It has a 1-2 switch button. I used the Unifying software on the MAC, to assign to two different receivers each number (1 and 2), one at a time. Then the receivers can be used with two computers. I can toggle between them with a press of a button on the mouse. A light indicates which one is active (1 or 2).

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:43 pm

Perdrix24 wrote:I just discovered that I can control two Atari (or a PC and Atari, or MAC and Atari, etc.) with one mouse. The Logitech M585 can control two computers. It has a 1-2 switch button. I used the Unifying software on the MAC, to assign to two different receivers each number (1 and 2), one at a time. Then the receivers can be used with two computers. I can toggle between them with a press of a button on the mouse. A light indicates which one is active (1 or 2).


That is very cool.. wish they had that on the trackball.. I own 4 of them now.. lol - swapping would be better.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:03 pm

Perdrix24 wrote:It's working on my Mega ST and 520STFM with TOS 1.04. Perhaps you need some TOS patches. On my 520STFM I needed POOLFIX4.PRG. On my Mega ST I also had POOLFIX4.PRG. Load these first in the AUTO folder.

Another issue is to have your USB storage device partitioned for the Atari. Read the storage documentation in the ZIP file.



Well.. I need to find some time and really test it out with patches - I have also be advised to wipe the drives again..

What about using bigdos with the USB storage?? people say it works.. so does that mean I could have 2gb partitions?

also partitioning.. since I dont have any way to connect the USB to the ST.. I have to partition on the PC.. but as long as I do fat 16. I should be ok?

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Perdrix24 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:58 am

Bikerbob wrote:Well.. I need to find some time and really test it out with patches - I have also be advised to wipe the drives again..

What about using bigdos with the USB storage?? people say it works.. so does that mean I could have 2gb partitions?

also partitioning.. since I dont have any way to connect the USB to the ST.. I have to partition on the PC.. but as long as I do fat 16. I should be ok?


The procedure is explained in STORAGE.TXT in the DOC folder.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:09 am

Still no success.. I have the drivers loaded.. I found a USB key.. only 1 out of a dozen that it will see.. Sandisk Mini Cruiser. 500mb partitions.. Install devices shows two icons.. I cannot open them.. read from them.. write to them.. nothing.

This is very frustrating.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Perdrix24 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:50 am

Hmmm. Do you have Sting loaded and configured? Rename it .PRX and also rename SERIAL.CPX to SERIAL.CPZ in your CPX folder. Just in case it's the networking conflict with Sting, a known problem.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:47 am

networking works fine.. no sting.. I have three or sometimes 4 items in the AUTO folder.. USB.prg STORAGE.PRG NETUSBEE.PRG

Maybe starting with BIGDOS.PRG.. THATS IT!

Network side works fine always has.. its the usb side I cannot get to work.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby tzok » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:30 am

BIGDOS has to be the very first thing in AUTO folder, then POOLFIX4 (only for TOS 1.x), then USB, STORAGE, and NETUSBEE.It works but it is slow (it won't let you run the badapple from USB stick). I think it is not much faster than Gotek in Burst Mode (shame that HxCMount has been abandoned).

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:44 pm

yep.. thats what I have tzok.. does not work - I dont think I have the poolfix4 in.. will add that tonight.. but otherwise not working

Current is megaST4 on table.. nope.. also tried with with STFM nope STE nope.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Bikerbob » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:56 pm

Is this an open source project? the drivers I mean? just asking.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby Perdrix24 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:40 pm

Today I found two things:

1. On TOS 1, pressing the third button of the mouse crash the computer. This is possibly because it tries to emulate the ENTER keystroke, and that any keyboard keys work only with TOS 2 and above, just like the keyboard driver. I'll look into this later.

2. If you use EmuTOS, BigDos is not required. EmuTOS will read 2GB FAT16 partitions. EmuTOS also don't have the keyboard issue above. Overall I find EmuTOS worth running over TOS 1, if you have enough memory.

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Re: NetUSBee USB drivers package v5

Postby czietz » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:14 pm

The Lightning keyboard driver has a method to inject key presses even on TOS 1, using a small helper program keyb_inj.prg. However, this is a bit of a hack; I'm not sure if the FreeMiNT maintainers would like this in their official repo.


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