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by Martin_Head
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavour of the DIR command?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Odd behavour of the DIR command?

I have disassembled the SUB device driver. And what it does, is that the I/O routine traps any IO.FSTRG calls after they have been done. It also patches FS.RENAME calls In the IO.FSTRG calls, if the file type is a directory, and the number of bytes fetched is exactly 64 (a file header), then the fil...
by Martin_Head
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavour of the DIR command?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Odd behavour of the DIR command?

Is this the SUB device from Dilwyn Jones's web site in drivers.zip from the toolkits section?

Is the source code available so I can see how it's done.
by Martin_Head
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Video issue over rf. Changes with reset
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Video issue over rf. Changes with reset

daverobzippy wrote:I have had the 1377 out and reseated it which didn't help.

I thought these were soldered in. If it's in a socket, it looks like someone's had problems around there in the past (The same fault?).
by Martin_Head
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Installing SMSQ/E on BBQL+gold card
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Installing SMSQ/E on BBQL+gold card

I'm concerned about that screen shot. I would have expected the screen to be full of data. This is the start of QPAC2 from the QPC2 demo qpac2.png There's about 20 screen fulls. Where as in the screen shot there are only 3 lines. I know that copying to the scr_ , it will just scroll to the end of th...
by Martin_Head
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Installing SMSQ/E on BBQL+gold card
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Installing SMSQ/E on BBQL+gold card

You are right I’m very uninitiated. Of course there is this cold boot with stripes on the screen then a monitor window with stippled borders. So far so good, QL is responsive and working. I cant tell if I’m in smsq/e but I assume so. But when I lrespr qpac2 the QL Freezes and becomes unresponsive. ...
by Martin_Head
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Video issue over rf. Changes with reset
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Video issue over rf. Changes with reset

It may be a dry joint. Use the handle of a small screwdriver, or a plastic pen. To tap gently around the the area of the MC1377 IC to see if you can make the fault come and go.
by Martin_Head
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Video issue over rf. Changes with reset
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Video issue over rf. Changes with reset

Probably the RF modulator getting old. They were never that great even when new.

Once you go RGB, you wont want to go back to RF.
by Martin_Head
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavour of the DIR command?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Odd behavour of the DIR command?

What I think needs to happen, Is that instead of using the supplied name, DIR should 'decode' any DEV_USE, or NFS_USE first, before trying the compare. Then all other code working with directories like the QPAC2 Files menu is still broken. If any effort is spent on this I think it would best be sol...
by Martin_Head
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavour of the DIR command?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Odd behavour of the DIR command?

I'm pretty sure that DIR, STAT, RENANE, COPY, and all the W variants, all use the wclook_asm code. So although I have been talking about DIR, I would expect similar problems with all those commands.
by Martin_Head
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavour of the DIR command?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Odd behavour of the DIR command?

Yesterday I was tracing the problem through SMSQ/E. And the problem seems to be around wc_loop and wc_check in the SMSQ/E source sbext\ext\wclook_asm. What seem to happen is that after the correct target directory has been opened and each entry is read. It is compared to the name supplied in the DIR...

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