Galvez wrote:So ping doesn't work but Falcdate does (but only from desktop)......weird
No, we must have obligatory the cache off for that Falcdate works.
I still have some doubts, what I see in this video (driver_b-060-cache_on-falcdate.3gp) is.... CACHEOFF.PRG is run from AUTO folder followed by CACHE_ON.PRG, so we are with caches enabled, after MiNT is loaded Falcdate is run and it doesn't work, later finally you arrived to the desktop and a double click on Falcdate is done without turning off the caches and it seems it retrieves some date, (I've never used Falcdate), Is the date shown from the internet?
EDIT: It's very strange than during boot the BogoMIPS value shown is the same when using CACHEOFF.PRG or CACHE_ON.PRG (133.53), I'd have expected this value to be different, the calibration routine reads from memory a variable inside a loop.
When you turn off caches from the CPX and reboot. Does not CT60 TOS keep that configuration?
EDIT2: Nevermind about the different values of BogoMIPS, the variable read from memory is a volatile type so it's never cached, then it makes sense that the value is the same.
EDIT3: I was wrong in EDIT2 a volatile type doesn't guaranties that isn't going to be cached by the processor.