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by mfro
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon repair advice needed
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Falcon repair advice needed

When I changed the NVRAM of my (otherwise stock) Falcon, I realized it doesn't boot if the rear shielding (the metal plate that covers the plastics where all the connectors are located) isn't properly mounted. I assume some grounding problem but didn't investigate any further as it started fine afte...
by mfro
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting keyboard data non-blocking
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Getting keyboard data non-blocking

If you can live with the GEMDOS trap overhead, the keyclick can be disabled from the conterm system variable.
by mfro
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Redirect MIDI to serial?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Redirect MIDI to serial?

What exactly did you try?

AFAIK (althouth never tried myself), redirecting MIDI ports *should* work on MiNT:Fmidipipe(). But Thorsten is of course right that this would only redirect GEMDOS I/O.
by mfro
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: WiFi on Atari?
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: WiFi on Atari?

if you already have a functional LAN port on your MiNT machine, all you need is one of the cheap WLAN repeaters available on ebay.

Most come with a LAN port and can be configured with a simple web interface.
by mfro
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: EmuTOS with CTPCI Radeon
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: EmuTOS with CTPCI Radeon

... But it did not show up on my Radeon output but on my Videl output. Am I missing something ? The CT63 -> loads CTPCI stuff -> Radeon HD screen came on, logo etc, skipping HDD boot -> GEM desktop on Radeon -> open A: run emutos.prg -> Emudesk desktop on Videl. Did this work any different previous...
by mfro
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IDE HD transfer
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: IDE HD transfer

Yes. Make sure you have enough space for the whole disk on the Linux side, then do dd if=/dev/sdc of=falcon.img bs=1M from a terminal window. Patience, this will take a while, but you should end up with a falcon.img file that is an exact copy of the disk contents. Then try starting hatari with hatar...
by mfro
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IDE HD transfer
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: IDE HD transfer

My question is, would an emulator, like Hattari, be able to read the files on the old IDE drive if it is connected by USB? It probably would (you can point Hatari at physical devices) but I'd try that on an imaged copy of the device contents only. It's just too easy to to do something wrong and des...
by mfro
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: CoreMark and LINPACK benchmarks for Atari
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: CoreMark and LINPACK benchmarks for Atari

Below interesting figures for Firebee - Fast RAM vs ST RAM: Note that this isn't the default setup, but my own config (all FPGA-RAM = ST RAM). In the original setup, only the screen memory is (slow) FPGA RAM (not really slow but only accessible for the CPU through the FlexBus, mapped in using the C...
by mfro
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build

... Do you know how I can access Falcon VGA modes with SDL? I can get 640x480 but it limits me to 2 colours, regardless of what I set bpp to. Chunky modes work great though! Works fine for me. Can you show your code? My apologies. I got confused. It was OpenGL that I was having the issue with, not ...
by mfro
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Partition sizes (with various HD driver software)?
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: Partition sizes (with various HD driver software)?

CompactFlash is very similar to IDE, but not the same. Depending on the certain type and brand of CompactFlash card, its entirely possible you might not get it to work with a driver that doesn't know about CF (HDDRIVER itself required several versions until it reliably supported a wide range of card...
by mfro
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build

Two possible reasons: either the library got corrupted during download/install or Thorsten (or whomever you got the library from) did indeed forget to run ranlib against it. Do a

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m68k-atari-mint-ranlib /usr/lib/gcc/m68k-atari-mint/4.6.4/mshort/libgcc.a
and try again.
by mfro
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build

sety wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:04 am... Do you know how I can access Falcon VGA modes with SDL?

I can get 640x480 but it limits me to 2 colours, regardless of what I set bpp to.
Chunky modes work great though!
Works fine for me. Can you show your code?
by mfro
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM

Make sure your code is nice and clean and you won't get slapped.

Probably ;).
by mfro
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Why does XaAES depend on having NVDI installed?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: Why does XaAES depend on having NVDI installed?

NVDI is not mentioned at all in any MINT.CNF example in the FreeMiNT source tree, AFAICS. doc/INSTALL (rather outdated but not wrong) says NVDI should be started before MiNT. That should be interpreted as "should be started before MiNT if in use". There is no requirement for NVDI in MiNT, otherwise ...
by mfro
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: VanillaMiNT 2 - need some input
Replies: 36
Views: 1435

Re: VanillaMiNT 2 - need some input

I think if we change anything at all with startup code, we should really avoid starting at all first place (but exit with a nice error message) when the code already knows it cannot run. I think that was already proposed long ago by Vincent but the discussion somehow went into an endless loop if I r...
by mfro
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM

Sure it is. Make yourself familiar with github pull requests (a lot easier than it sounds). If you want, I can have a look on it if you're not in a hurry (might take some tim).
by mfro
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 98
Views: 2946

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

simonsunnyboy wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:16 pm Downloaded on Sunday from here, as the initial post states: https://freemint.github.io/#snapshots
I just used the contents of the 000 zip file.
All the 000 files on github I looked up have about 3 KB and were last updated on Saturday. No idea what went wrong for you.
by mfro
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 98
Views: 2946

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

*EDIT* Seem the NOHOG2.ACC itself makes a difference. I compiled a version from source, with Mintlib a 150K son of a b**** but this one comes up in the Desk menu and keyboard seems to be working. The 6K version from the large distribution zip seems broken. I don't know what you have there, but my v...
by mfro
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 98
Views: 2946

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

did you manage to get your GEM=ROM setup up and running? EmuTOS + current MiNT + GEM=ROM leaves roughly 1.7M for applications on a 4M machine (probably a little less with active networking). NOHOG2 still does not work for me... Does work for me (and apparently for others as well). You must have don...
by mfro
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: FreeMiNT related questions are answered here.

That's sad and shouldn't happen. As they say: "All beginnings are difficult":

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# pushd ../freemint/sys
# grep -n "Oops: no command line" *.c
k_fork.c:138:		ALERT("Oops: no command line for %s (pid %d)", p2->fname, p2->pid);
by mfro
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 98
Views: 2946

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

did you manage to get your GEM=ROM setup up and running?

EmuTOS + current MiNT + GEM=ROM leaves roughly 1.7M for applications on a 4M machine (probably a little less with active networking).
by mfro
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: FreeMiNT related questions are answered here.

Use the source, Luke! Everything is possible when you have them ;)
by mfro
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: FreeMiNT related questions are answered here.

GEM=ROM Couldn't "see" where the system was stopping before using MiNT 1.19.cur. Installing the latest MiNT package, now can see what the complaint is. This is just a warning - GEM in ROM does a fork here (duplicates itself to start another process) and MiNT recognises the ROM GEM doesn't have a pr...
by mfro
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 98
Views: 2946

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

I strongly opt for a Mintnet configuration that will work from TOS formatted drives. Unix stuff should be optional. That's entirely possible with the right combination of tools supplied from github. I have a similar setup on my MiST where the only sign of active networking is when you open a window...
by mfro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTerm for the Atari ST - a terminal for IRATA.ONLINE and CYBER1.ORG
Replies: 22
Views: 4797

Re: PLATOTerm for the Atari ST - a terminal for IRATA.ONLINE and CYBER1.ORG

@mfro the iron I am working on, pre-dates yours. It's a Cyber 170/865, with 1 megaword (60-bit word) of central memory, and 12 CDC 855 drives totalling approximately 6.3 gigabytes (adjusted for actual storage on my system, the PP's store in 12 bit words). The operating system is NOS (this pre-dates...

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