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by NormanDunbar
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Screen noise when using microdrives
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Screen noise when using microdrives

Never mind all that worrying about a few black marks on screen, I want to know what's behind the monitor! I see a soldering station (I have a cheap one coming from Amazon today, cheap but a 5* review so it should be fine for my needs), a few storage boxes, an air duster but what other goodies do you...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: QL Wiki
Topic: Added md cartridge page (groan).
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Added md cartridge page (groan).

Just to be clear, getting emails about changes isn't a problem, I set it up that way. It allows me, well allowed back then, to get rid of any spam quickly. I've since changed it so that new members don't immediately get write access, this was after a spammer signed up repeatedly and posted his sh!t....
by NormanDunbar
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: QL Wiki
Topic: Added md cartridge page (groan).
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Added md cartridge page (groan).

Hi Chr$, The humble and very obsolete md cart. *yawn* ... (hope that's ok Norm). It's not actually my Wiki. It was converted by me, from the old one Rich (RWAP) created. The software used became pretty much abandoned and unsupported. I converted from that to DokuWiki with a bit of dubious programmin...
by NormanDunbar
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: sQLux Foibles

Keyboard: Ok, understood.

Terminal mode: I login to the Pi directly. Not over ssh - unlees I've bolloxed the login by using the full GL thingy! Pi boots to command line, not to GUI. I run startx if I need GUI.


Appreciate the info, as ever, thanks.


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: sQLux Foibles

Afternoon XorA, That helped a lot! Thanks. It only works in the GUI though, running in terminal mode - as my Pi Zero does, it made zero difference; it took 6 minutes 47 to get from start to exit with me waiting to type in F1 to pick the screen, any key to exit BOOT, then kill_uqlx to exit. In the GU...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: sQLux Foibles

Thanks XorA, I'll see what zoom=1 does on my Pi Zero on my next playtime.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Eidersoft (M)ICE Eprom question.
Replies: 23
Views: 1904

Re: Eidersoft (M)ICE Eprom question.

Moderator hat on . Gentlemen, can we please agree to kiss and make up, thanks. The kissing can be metaphorical of course, and socially distanced. :P We are a small community and any "bad blood" won't help matters. [EDIT] The problem with the written word is a severe lack of body language ...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: sQLux Foibles

Evening All (did I just hear Dixon of Dock Green?) I grabbed a book on SDL programming from Packt and wrote a really basic SDL program on the Pi Zero. It displays a window, delays 10 seconds, then exits. Performance is dire. On my laptop, the window appears, waits, then dies as expected. On the Pi a...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Moire (aka bouncing lines)
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Moire (aka bouncing lines)

Hi bwinkel67,

Turbo Toolkit should give you the Charge command. Turbo compiles the currently loaded program - it does not compile from disc. When you pass the file name over, if I remember correctly, that's the output filename - hence the prompt to delete it.

HTH


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2607

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

For some reason the printers sent me two copies so I have one spare for anyone who wants it. Maybe Mr Dunbar? I do wish people would stop calling me Mr Dunbar! It sounds like I'm in trouble again! :D If you PM me with details of your address etc, I'll send you some £££. Let me know exactly how much...