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by afx
Wed May 09, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FREE Compact Flash Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 2849

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

My CF cards have already arrived.

Dilwyn, Tim, ... thank you very much!


PD:
That little gift has a lot of value for the QL community.
by afx
Tue May 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Greetings from Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Greetings from Spain

Welcome Quickie, .... bienvenido!! Es estupendo ver a otro compatriota más por aquí. Varios de entusiastas de habla castellana del QL solemos pasarnos de vez en cuando por este fantástico foro. Mira también este enlace con información variada sobre retroinformática y el Sinclair QL. https://sinclair...
by afx
Sat May 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual FDD problems
Replies: 12
Views: 2225

Re: Dual FDD problems

I had some similar problems with my classic GoldCard and HDD (1.4MB) PC drives.

In my system, with these commands in the boot, everything works correctly:

FLP_JIGGLE 1
FLP_DENSITY 'H'
by afx
Tue May 01, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 33695

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

I have installed SMSQE 3.33 versión in my Q68 and I have obtained a different behavior in the "Initialize card 2 when booting" option (in Q68 config). The "Only if a drive is located there" value behaves differently than version 3.32. For FAT drive work properly in my card 2, I h...
by afx
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 33695

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Peter wrote:Out of curiosity, what did you use on the other side? A PC with QPC?


Yes, I used a PC with QPC2, all work fine.


PD:
But my tests with QemuLator/SMSQE on the PC did not work. I do not know the reason. (I checked the configuration of the COM ports in QmuLator and apparently it is correct).
by afx
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 33695

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Connect two Q68, or one Q68 and one PC, with a normal PC nullmodem cable. Configure sernet_rext to correct receive/send names, e.g. SRX1id and STX1id, then try this: BAUD 115200 LRESPR sernet_rext SNET 1 SERNET On the other side the same, just a different station number, e.g. SNET 2 Then e.g. try D...
by afx
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 33695

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

What kind of serial port do you have on PC side? My PC motherboard has an integrated COM port (COM1). For typical usage like COPY or SERNET this was tested from PC to Q68, and should be no problem. I have never been able configure SERNET satisfactorily. Is there a tutorial (step by step type) about...
by afx
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 33695

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Hi. Last week I've been testing serial interface with my Q68. The results have been very good, especially with Ser-USB, but I have some doubts in my data transfer tests between Q68 and PC. I report my expereinces separately, a) Ser-USB test and b) PC to Q68 transfer tests. a) Ser-USB test. The resul...
by afx
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 33695

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

The SD content with print card_dir$ (1) is as follows I'm just guessing, but that FAT32 directory looks suspicious to me. You should only have files with 8.3 filenames in the toplevel directory. Maybe save the OS binary and the filesystem containers, reformat the SDHC card, and copy them back. What...
by afx
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC
Replies: 47
Views: 7153

Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Doug wrote:Would the RS232/serial cable sold by retrocomputershack work for that sort of setup?


Yes, but keep in mind that ser1 and ser2 connections are different. I had to change the connections of the retrocomputershack adapter to connect my SerMouse through ser2_ port .