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by stephen_usher
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

Strangely, after all this playing UIP-tool suddenly and inexplicably can now ready the MAC address of the device reliably rather than getting all zeros! This is without touching or reseating the NetUSBee in the ROM port.
by stephen_usher
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: NetUSBee Lite problems on TT: Any thoughts?
Replies: 48
Views: 7532

Re: NetUSBee Lite problems on TT: Any thoughts?

OK, after more testing I think that I can say that the problem is that the writes to the device aren't happening. For those not in the know, the trick being used to write is to put the data into one byte of the address whilst doing a read cycle. From what I understand the device then picks up the va...
by stephen_usher
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: My little retr0bright experience [SUCCESS]
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: My little retr0bright experience [SUCCESS]

The problem I have with the TT is that the keycaps (other than the F keys) don't want to come off and I very much don't want to force them as TT keyboards (and spare parts) are almost impossible to find. I may have to find an innovative way of doing the retrobright without removing them, but protect...
by stephen_usher
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: My little retr0bright experience [SUCCESS]
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: My little retr0bright experience [SUCCESS]

Yesterday, being a sunny day I did my first attempt at "retrobright" on my TT keyboard case. In this case I used the peroxide solution in the "BBlonde" hair bleaching kit from Superdrug. It took the colour from "edam cheese" to "light clotted cream", so I'm going to have to do it again. http://www.l...
by stephen_usher
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

OK. I'm giving up. I'm seeing phantom received packets when the hard disk is active!
by stephen_usher
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

OK. After turning on debugging in the driver. I can see that the device is receiving broadcast/multicast packets but not able to send any. I wonder if it's writing the registers correctly.
by stephen_usher
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

I've managed to get a build environment using Pure C and Devpac3 and done some experiments. If I increase the delay after the reset in the driver STING now picks up the MAC address correctly, though it still doesn't seem to work sending or receiving packets. However, it's interesting that it's getti...
by stephen_usher
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

Just FYI I use the assemsoft driver not the Dr Richard one. Oh, no STiNG driver, only newer MiNTnet one and no source. I've only MiNT 1.10 installed until I can port my MiNTOS code to a newer kernel. I'm not sure I like the way MiNT changed direction in the late 90s, after Eric Smith left the proje...
by stephen_usher
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

PureC as a fully compatible replacement of TurboC is available online, including the assembler. From the comments in the code, it's not a plug-in replacement at the assembler level if you want to link in external assembler routines. I'm not sure why the developers used Turbo C/Devpac2 and not Pure ...
by stephen_usher
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

Petari wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:35 am
'Write by reading' is necessary in case of Atari cartridge port. Which normally allows not write. So, some tricks are used to make possible write. For instance reading some area will write part of address as data.
I see. Basically using a hardware bug/feature to get something working. :-)

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