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Re: Testers wanted for eNewsReader (esp. Facebook/Twitter users)
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@ChrisH

I could test it, FB account, Os4.1 Update1, on an Amigaone, but i dont have a twitter account.

Would be glad to help out.


Peter

Peter Swallow

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Re: AmigaDeveloper.com Team Progress Update
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@amigakit

Hi, I asked wether, and what version of the enhancer package would work on my system, byt I didn't get a reply.
I wonder if you could reply on here?

I have an Amigaonne A1G3 8oomhz with IBM PowerPC 750FX, 512mb fast ram, Radeon 9250 graphics card.

Thanks for any help, and sorry if this is abit off topic.

Peter Swallow

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Re: New AmigaOS4 video editing tool release
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@mbrantley

Videoclipper only allows me to use liveforit mplayer, but when I use that with MPlayerGUI all I get is a blank window with the audio playing.
If I use the MplayerSummer version the video and audio play Video, but
videoclipper doesn't show/use any cut times.

Any suggestions?

Thanks


Edited by Swoop on 2015/6/10 21:09:45
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Re: Cover art in aTunes
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@zzd10h

Yes, that worked!!

I deleted the libtag files I had copied to sobjs:
Re-booted, and aTunes works out of the box.
Sorry about that.

And after clicking the arrow beside the coverart, it is saved OK.

Just a query, should I need to confirm on all tags (arrows) because that wasn't needed when I changed a text tag?

Peter Swallow

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Re: Cover art in aTunes
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@zzd10h
Hi

The music files are mp3, and are read, write, and delete.

The apply button only changes after changing a text tag, not the coverart/


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Cover art in aTunes
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I have downloaded the latest aTunes, copied the LibTag libraries to sobjs:
and I am able to modify the cover artwork on the tags editor window, but I cannot get it to display on the main window. Modify only works when I have edited one of the text tags, not when I have just changed the artwork.
If I edit a text tag and modify the artwork, then apply appears to save the updated tags, but if I then close the program, re-launch it the updated artwork is not there.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Is there another tag editor that can display artwork, so I can check if the artwork is saved but not displayed?

Thanks for any help.

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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@Jurassicc

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Sent you a PM anyway

I'll give it a try and if I have any problems I will.
Thanks for that.

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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@Chris
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Well, you have a network printer so you should be able to directly connect it (to the network) and then use IPP or LPR to print to it. If you use IPP you might get away with using a PostScript driver.

It took me a while to find it, but the address to use will be ipp://192.168.1.79:631/ipp/port1 for any HP printer. You might need to update the JetDirect firmware on it.

Alternatively, use LPR. netprinter.device, although not native, is much easier to set up than lpr.device. You just need to give it the IP address 192.168.1.79.
I intend to give lpr a try, but I'll also look at network.printer, and ipp.

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Both are needed. Gutenprint only replaces the printer driver part, not the communication protocol part.
OK, thanks for that. I'll look out for when it is completed/useable.

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB (DOT4) Printers & OS4.1 **Testing in Progress**
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@magnetic

Amen to that. +1

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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@Jurassicc

Hi Carl.
Network printing is my next option.

I have set up the printer connected to an ethernet switch, to which I have my Amiga, My Imac, and my wife's PC (XP) also attached to.

It was very simple to get the Imac to connect to the printer over ethernet, I just deleted the old printer and re-installed it. I didn't need any disc's or software the mac just found the printer on the network, and installed it correctly.

The PC was a bit different, I coudn't download drivers, or anything for it from the HP site, so I had to go hunting in the attic for the original device cd.
I have now got it installed on the PC succesfully, and I can print to it from both machines.

Tackling the A1 is next. When I installed the printer on the PC, I got the IP address as 192.168.1.79, I am hoping that is the one I can use on my amiga, or does each computer allocate there own IP address for each device.

My router is downstairs in the living room, powering the youview box, etc, and I have installed (by myself ;) ) an external ethernet cable, into the upstairs office (3rd bedroom), hence the necessity of the four-port switch.

I don't have muiowb installed, I use ReactionOWB, but I am also not sure how to interegate the router (It is a BT one), but if 192.168.1.79 IP address is usable, I might not have to.

I don't have the time tonight to sort this out, and I am going climbing tomorrow night so I won't be able to look at this until the weekend. I would be grateful,if I could give you a shout if I have any problems. Thanks.

Peter



Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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@328gts

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still getting there but in the mean time here's a "small" thread to get you caught up

OOh!!!! You little liar. :)

I had read that thread but couldn't conclude what I was doing wrong.
As you can see from my multiple post when starting this thread.
I tried several things. I just couldn't work out why the dot4 device wasn't working.

So am I right in thinking that Gutenprint is an alternative to the dot4.device, or will both be needed?

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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@Chris

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Is this a private thread or can anybody join in?

Right, usbdot4.device is a black art. It was never completed and personally I've never had any luck with it. As you've guessed, the 1284.4 message (hmm, that's an improvement, it used to just silently fail to do anything) means it's a Dot4 printer.

I know I just like talking to myself, but of course anyone can join in. ;)

It seems that Gutenprint is being worked on, but the dot4.device has stalled in development.
The thing is, us non-developers, reply on developers to program in their spare time, and while the inspiration is there to do so.
If either time or inspiration, is lost then so is the project. I hope one day, given time it will succeed.

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You can try my Dot4Spool. It's an HP printer so it may work.

It was a bit experimental and unreliable here, but it does tend to print at least one thing before giving up.

The problem is, most of my printing is multiple items. Leaflets, adverts, multi-page doc's, etc so having to re-set, or re-try every time would be a pain, but thanks for the option. I might be able to come back to it.

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The method I ended up using, is a Raspberry Pi with CUPS as a print server, and ipp.device with the PostScript driver on the Amiga side. Works flawlessly.

Yes, I got so fed up with not being able to print anything that I wrote the necessary software myself (I never had much luck with LPD either, but I think that was mainly a problem with my router).

I saw the ipp.device on OS4depot, but I don't have a raspberry pi, etc. I will give network printing a try and keep these options, to be re-visited.
Thanks for your help, anyway.

Peter Swallow

Eyetech A1XE-G3 800Mhz OS4.1
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Re: USB Printing
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@xenic


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That's wrong. The "usbprinter.device" name is deceptive. It's a port device like the parallel.device; not a printer device. Here is what I did that works:

1. Open Printer prefs "Printer Type" Tab and enter "usbprinter.device" in the "Port device" gadget (which was probably parallel.device previously). You may need to have a USB cable connected to the printer and printer turned on for the usbprinter.device to be accepted.

I did just that, (see post 1 point 3) and I got the Ringio notification "Printer protocol 1284.4 is unsupported"

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2. Restore your PRT: to what it was. It should still have the "Device" as printer.device.

3. Duplicate PAR: as USBPAR: device and change the Device from parallel.device to usbprinter.device. You can call the new device USBPRT: but USBPAR: or USBPORT: will make it more obvious that it is the USB equivalent of the PAR: device.

Both PAR: and PRT: mountfiles are exactly the same except for the device, so either can be duplicated and edited, but I do see the relevance of using USBPAR:

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If your printer was working through the parallel port, it should work through USB with the above changes. Any place you previously used PAR: you will now use USBPAR: if you made the above changes.

The problem is highlighted by post 1 point 3, in that the printer protocol 1284.4 is not supported. It appears my printer is not a "standard" usb printer but a "dot4" usb printer. Seems that is not [Yet] supported on OS4.

Until it is I will have to look at network printing.

What I was trying to do was work out how to get the best out of any new printer I will have to buy to replace my Grinding HP2550LN, and as it has three ways of connecting to your computer, suss them out ahead of time to hopefully pick a printer that I can fully utilise. Unfortunatley, although I have learned how to set up USB printing I haven't actually succeded, because of the type of protocol this usb interface uses.

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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I have now tried Quote:
setenv SAVE usbdot4.device/unit 0 "MODE=3"
and still get the same Guru.
Is this a device problem, or am I doing something completly wrong?

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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I have just set up printer prefs with usbprinter.device and get a usbprinter message "The driver failed to access the device do you want to retry?
and a little notification saying "Printer protocol 1284.4 is unsupported"
As soon as I try to use usbdot4.device in printer prefs the system blows out.

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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Ok, I deleted Env-Archive/usbdot4.device/unit 0, rebooted
and I get the same Guru as above.
I then removed Turbostart from WBstartup, and still the same Guru.
So it looks like the dot4 driver is the culprit.

Peter Swallow

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Re: USB Printing
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I also get a Guru when I try to set usbdot4.device in printer prefs.

Guru Meditation: 80000003
Task: 0x6fe141f0 ("EHCI Controller Task Unit 0") on address 0x01418c00.
Redzone was not damaged.
Stackpointer is inside bounds.

I presume the means my setenv, is wrong, but I don't know what I should be entering.

Any help, thanks.

Peter Swallow

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USB Printing
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I wonder if anyone can give me an idea as to what I am doing wrong :(

My HP 2550LN color laserjet printer has literally ground to a halt, and I have a spare which has been in storage for two years, is also making some weird grinding noises, so I am looking to get another printer, but modern printers don't have a parallel port.

As the 2550LN has usb as well as parallel and ethernet ports I thought I would try to work out how to get usb and network printing working on my A1XE.

I also have an imac that is also connected to this printer.
So I thought I would try to get USB printing working on my A1 first.

Steps I have taken :-

1. Created USBPRT: device by duplicating PRT: and editing the contents to usbprinter.device.
RESULT - Pagestream cannot open device.

2. Set usbprinter.device in Turboprefs.
RESULT - Workbench message "The driver failed to access the device. Do you want to retry?
Pagestream message "USBPRT: could not be opened.

3. Set usbprinter.device in printer prefs.
RESULT - Printer protocol 1284.4 is unsupported.

4. Downloaded and installed usbdot4.device.
Edited USBPRT: to use usbdot4.device.
setenv SAVE usbdot4.device/unit 0 ",,3"
RESULT - system is just showing busy icon and eventually freezes.

USB inspector the printer by name under functinality, and under Topology as Roothub (ehci.usbhcd/0).

I tried printing through pagestream as that prints directly to the printer using it's own drivers (PPD file), and then through both Turboprint and workbench printer system. No success in anything I have tried.

I assume I have missed something,or maybe the setenv command is wrong, so any help would be appreciated.

Peter Swallow

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Re: Bluetopia?
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@LiveForIt

I think it would be good. I use it with my mobile devices etc all the time.
But I am not a programmer, and don't know anything about porting stuff to OS4.
Sorry. :(

Peter Swallow

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Re: AmigaOne XE setup
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Hi Bill

Have a look at This Site
A great resource, saved my bacon a few times.

It will probably refresh your memory, of all things OS4.

Peter Swallow

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