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by piku
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

The two things I've recently found are that if you wiggle the sdram just a tiny bit with a finger tip the system immediately reboots or locks up. So the SDRAM socket is failing. That seems ok because if you don't touch it everything is good. However the system seems to have a tremendous amount of wa...
by piku
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

It is an 8139. It is even detected by the driver fine. My tower case is so big the ide cable is already stretched ;)
by piku
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

Well the issue here is that there are multiple unrelated problems: 1) IDE corruption - happens only when using CTPCI IDE. Falcon IDE causes no trouble. 2) Network corruption both through EtherNEC and EtherNAT - not solved... not understood. 3) System instability - memory violations during weird time...
by piku
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

Yeah I think I was wrong there. Whether I use ethernat or ethernec I get increasing amounts of tons of "in error" in ifconfig. So even when it's working it's not really working properly. The RTL8319 driver doesn't work for me. It detects my card but it just hangs on/after the autonegotiati...
by piku
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee: the long game?
Replies: 53
Views: 4865

Re: Firebee: the long game?

For me it is just important to not "finish" as some point, and drive things forward. The possibilities are here, the users are still highly interested, and everything is completely Open Source, so we will never again run into some dead end. That is future prove in my opinion. It's a compl...
by piku
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee: the long game?
Replies: 53
Views: 4865

Re: Firebee: the long game?

but IMHO the future is quite clearly in FPGA As if the FireBee would not contain a huge and good FPA from the beginning, ... Let me remind you – as honorable member of the ACP project that you are – that most of the FireBees Atari chips are VHDL from the Suska project! Sorry guys, but it is oblique...
by piku
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee: the long game?
Replies: 53
Views: 4865

Re: Firebee: the long game?

I have a firebee and I like it though it's broken right now and getting repaired. (Very early original batch). I think it represents the best choices of the moment but IMHO the future is quite clearly in FPGA. Like MiST and Vampire. I have one of each of those and I am impressed by both.
by piku
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

My falcon stability problems were cured by removing ethernat. My ethernat stability problems were solved by reducing clock to 66mhz. Now everything is *much* better but I can still cause network issues that actually require a full power off and restart to correct with the ethernat. It seems somethin...
by piku
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D
Replies: 213
Views: 41091

Re: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D

I still have to read through this thread but it's not working for me. The device is found in the PCI list, the driver loads and the rtk0 device is there. However, when attempting to connect to something after configuring it says that it autonegotiated 100mbps full duplex but otherwise doesn't work a...
by piku
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

To start I tried hooking up another power supply.. It failed to boot and my radeon immediately let out the magic smoke(!). Thankfully the machine and CTPCI still looks good. I checked for shorts or other things, I don't think it was me. So I'll get this power supply on a test bench and see what is g...
by piku
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D
Replies: 213
Views: 41091

Re: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D

Maybe. I do see someone else had an RTL8169 as well. I wonder what changed with the inclusion of gigabit ethernet. I've asked the seller to send me the proper card I ordered. We'll see if it happens
by piku
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D
Replies: 213
Views: 41091

Re: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D

Is there any source code for this anywhere? I ordered an RTL8139 and was sent an RTL8169. Maybe it could work.

EDIT nevermind I see there is source included with the download I have
by piku
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: RPMint Distribution
Replies: 25
Views: 5313

Re: RPMint Distribution

You could actually install all of the required stuff you want to execute in the mint.cnf but it seems a little... clumsy to me. I'd like some sort of clever but otherwise highly efficient init. The shell scripts are just too slow.
by piku
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

So the problem isn't the pin header connection mechanism itself but cold solder joints on the headers due to cracking. Makes sense. I would probably redo the header solder on the falcon mainboard as well.
by piku
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: RPMint Distribution
Replies: 25
Views: 5313

Re: RPMint Distribution

Hi you can use rpm -qa to get a list of all packages on your system. You can pipe to grep to isolate a particular one. rpm -qa|grep rpm will show you the version of rpm installed. The other useful ones are rpm -ql pkgname will show you what files belong to a package and rpm -qf /file/name will show ...
by piku
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: RPMint Distribution
Replies: 25
Views: 5313

Re: RPMint Distribution

RPM makes it difficult to cross build RPM's. You can do it but it's a bit of a pain. I've always liked the idea of building the packages on the target anyway though. The situation isn't as bad as it seems. On my build machines I use ccache and distcc. So much of the source is cross compiled with dis...
by piku
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Falcon Problems

I am using an eiffel I agree with your assessment about the network traffic. I'd bet traffic FROM the falcon is getting stuck somehow. I just don't see any way to tune mint tcp paramters at all to try to diagnose it. I tried to drop mtu a bit and didn't seem to help or hurt. Wow that keyoff is a val...
by piku
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: RPMint Distribution
Replies: 25
Views: 5313

Re: RPMint Distribution

So sadly this is vaporware at this point as I'm sure you've all noticed. I've been meaning to work on this but I keep having hardware issues. Firebee is dead which I thought would be no problem as I have a coldfire dev board. Sadly the 64MB in the coldfire dev board causes some out of memory conditi...
by piku
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Falcon Problems

Hello all, I am having some issues with my Falcon so I was looking for some suggestions. Symptoms include: * ethernec transfers eventually stall. Sometimes quickly, sometimes after several MB. EtherNAT stopped working properly in a similar way. * On boot, there is sometimes a "stuck key". ...
by piku
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: FreeMint on Mist: OK for GEM, stuck for Unix
Replies: 14
Views: 4317

Re: FreeMint on Mist: OK for GEM, stuck for Unix

I don't necessarily think MiNT is the problem TBH. It works fine on my Mega STe with MonSTer. I think there is a subtle issue in the FPGA.
by piku
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTerm for the Atari ST - a terminal for IRATA.ONLINE and CYBER1.ORG
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

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

This piqued my curiosity and I learned all about control data, the Cyber line of mainframes and PLATO. This history of the company and this system is fascinating.. It's well before my time. I think it's fascinating that you actually run the server end on the desktop cyber emulator.
by piku
Sat May 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Temperatures / CT60 Instability
Replies: 36
Views: 10085

Re: Temperatures / CT60 Instability

Does anyone have any actual success using memory protection on a CT60/CTPCI falcon with a modern kernel?
by piku
Sat May 05, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Temperatures / CT60 Instability
Replies: 36
Views: 10085

Re: Temperatures / CT60 Instability

I've figured out that the instability only happens when the ethernat driver is loaded. The question is what do I do? Maybe my ethernat is failing? Maybe ethernat + ctpci is unstable. The switch on the ctpci (bus termination I think) doesn't seem to make a difference. I can force a crash while xcontr...
by piku
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: RPMint Distribution
Replies: 25
Views: 5313

Re: RPMint Distribution

I was/am. I am having a ton of system and stability problems again ;)
by piku
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: What hapened to atariforge? dev-docs moved.
Replies: 52
Views: 15527

Re: What hapened to atariforge? dev-docs moved.

You're right.. I should probably call it a backup just in case the site disappears. I am not interested in offering an alternative source for a live site. I'm just interested in preservation of *something* even if outdated in case it disappears. At one point my mirrors were actually kept up to date ...

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