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by Markodius
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Very basic guide to BASIC please?
Replies: 28
Views: 4258

Re: Very basic guide to BASIC please?

Hi SiriusHardware, Goto the 'Apps' directory and launch !StrongEd which is an editor that will make coding a lot easier. At the bottom of the StrongED screen about halfway across is the legend 'BaseMode'. Click with the center mouse button and select 'Basic'. The StrongED screen backround will chan...
by Markodius
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Very basic guide to BASIC please?
Replies: 28
Views: 4258

Re: Very basic guide to BASIC please?

Hi SiriusHardware, Goto the 'Apps' directory and launch !StrongEd which is an editor that will make coding a lot easier. At the bottom of the StrongED screen about halfway across is the legend 'BaseMode'. Click with the center mouse button and select 'Basic'. The StrongED screen backround will chang...
by Markodius
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: !FFPlay
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: !FFPlay

Well, umm, I'm guessing the problem was that I'd installed FFPlay from an archive stored on a FAT32 drive. I seem to remember something about filetypes being lost with FAT32? Good lesson!
by Markodius
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: !FFPlay
Replies: 1
Views: 964

!FFPlay

Hi,

I've used !FFplay for several weeks with no problems - but the other day I bricked the load and reblew - now !FFPlay returns an error re pthreads and context switching. I've updated the shared unix lib and the sound renderer - no joy. Any ideas chaps?
by Markodius
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Riscos Startup peculiar
Replies: 14
Views: 4168

Re: Riscos Startup peculiar

Hang on.. you mentioned that you were overclocking the pi that boots RiscOS.. it may be that the machine refusing to boot may not be able to match the 'overclockability' (new word?) of the machine that boots correctly. Try it with a stock configuration file - that might do the job.
by Markodius
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Riscos Startup peculiar
Replies: 14
Views: 4168

Re: Riscos Startup peculiar

The only other thing I can think of is an incompatible peripheral is causing !bootstrap to fail - try using the keyboard and mouse from the pi that riscos boots from and disconnecting all else.
by Markodius
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Riscos Startup peculiar
Replies: 14
Views: 4168

Re: Riscos Startup peculiar

How curious :? After careful scrutiny with regard to AMcS's comments above I would try blowing another card with RiscOS and trying that in the recalcitrant pi as I've read that some combinations of OS/CARD/pi simply won't work. It might be worth checking the firmware level on the card (Sandisk have ...
by Markodius
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: using CTorrent
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: using CTorrent

:o Thanks SEDev, that explains it all really :roll:
by Markodius
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: using CTorrent
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

using CTorrent

Hi guys. I thought I'd have a ook at the torrent application but when i run it i get 'Path.!Run not found'. I've tried removing and installing it again but no joy. What am I missing?
by Markodius
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC: What is needed in TUTs/DOCs
Replies: 17
Views: 3637

Re: BBC BASIC: What is needed in TUTs/DOCs

I suppose it depends on the aspirations of the students.. for most purposes the original manual is very good and I would be strongly tempted to use existing documentation but the creation and use of, say, linked lists lies well outside that manuals remit. An idea might be to create a forum specially...
by Markodius
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Riscos Startup peculiar
Replies: 14
Views: 4168

Re: Riscos Startup peculiar

Hi dntpls,

Sorry to be pedantic.. but.. Have you tried the RiscOS card from the pi that boots in the one that doesn't? (I sometimes forget the sync command after issuing a dd and get a spoiled load :oops:)
by Markodius
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Riscos Startup peculiar
Replies: 14
Views: 4168

Re: Riscos Startup peculiar

It's probably easier to reload the card. Sometimes I've corrupted the system so much after overclocking such that even if config.txt is repaired the system still will not boot or run correctly. The thing with that is that corruption may go undetected for some time, so I'm never really happy until th...
by Markodius
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: USB CDRom
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: USB CDRom

I had to revert to stock configuration otherwise the system corrupted, but allowing that the import procedure worked fine. Tides of darkness ran! :) but too slowly to be playable even when overclocking to the max. Turning alignment exceptions off made a significant speed improvement but still too sl...
by Markodius
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: SWI documentation/info
Replies: 45
Views: 7432

Re: SWI documentation/info

Ooh! Treasure! :) Thanks SEDev!
by Markodius
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: SWI documentation/info
Replies: 45
Views: 7432

Re: SWI documentation/info

Are there Stronghelp compatible versions of the PRM's?
by Markodius
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: USB CDRom
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: USB CDRom

CD-Rom is working! Just went into !Configure.disks upped cdrom's from 0 to 1. Thanks Tide - as simple as that - and yes the unit is ancient! Hats off :)
by Markodius
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: USB CDRom
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: USB CDRom

Hi DavidS, it's a Freecom CD/DVD double layer capable unit but has no discernable model number. It's exciting to know that CD is supported. I'm amazed by the quantity of stuff already working.
by Markodius
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: USB CDRom
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

USB CDRom

Does RiscOS support USBCDRom? I plugged one in but nothing appeared in the taskbar. It's not really a pressing issue - I found an ancient Blizzard Studios disk and wanted to play Warcraft2! lol
by Markodius
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: SWI documentation/info
Replies: 45
Views: 7432

Re: SWI documentation/info

General protection error was a bucket term for otherwise undefined errors - although it's so long ago that i might well be using the wrong term. Yes GPF rings a bell so fault rather than error. Blummin' irritating he was.
by Markodius
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: SWI documentation/info
Replies: 45
Views: 7432

Re: SWI documentation/info

Of the pro's.. Technical support is a key issue to creating stable soft wares. It's great to have a forum where that support is forthcoming and not constantly changing as other OS's seem to. It's like sitting down for a chat with Angela Rippon after sharing a cell with Sid Vicious. One slight drawba...
by Markodius
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28145

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

That is bad news DavidS. The fact that it is not strictly repeatable seems to indicate a variance in the way data is being read. Has the default SD read speed been increased/altered?
by Markodius
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28145

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

Hey SteveDrain. sorry chap - I posted without reading your latest post. If you've ever tried to program in Python then you really appreciate descriptive terminii. No endif/block/select/end while or any bloody thing. Just white space! Very Monty.
by Markodius
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28145

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

Also I just reran the Ackermann test program as I posted previously, with the default configuration (no overclocking at all, fresh boot) and it ran in 2.08 seconds on my RPi configured as follows: Default CONFIG.TXT CPU confiuration set to " ARMv7 fast mode ('alignment exceprions off') " Default sc...
by Markodius
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28145

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

Hmm.. for no reason that I can deduce my rpi now runs Ackermann's in 1.37 seconds when overclocked. All I did was watch a movie so I thought Aha! I'll boot the system again and I'll be back where I was.. but no..
by Markodius
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28145

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

Thanks for Ackermann 's because I'd never even heard of it. What puzzles me most about it is why DavidS's raspi significantly outperforms mine when Ackermanning. Are you sneakily underclocking something DavidS? S'bliddy clever! Ackermann's as benchmark reflects stack efficacy? Riscos performs how w...

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