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Re: Micro A1-C, overclocking, PCI cards, etc..
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I am using a StarTech.com 40/44 to IDE to CompactFlash adapter, Amazon ASIN B0026OYEEQ IDE2CF.
With it I use a SanDisk 64GB Extreme Compact Flash card ASIN B00NUB2RPW

Here's what I found:
When attached to a 40/80 cable, and powered from a floppy drive connector, it works great at all PIO and DMA modes.
When attached to a 44 pin cable, and powered from the same 44 pin cable, the fastest DMA mode gets unreliable, but all others work well.

Of interest: The Compact Flash interface is IDE. Same pins, same pinout.
So, at least the higher end cards should work fine.
In this case available power seems to play a part.

Other Micro-AOne info:
The USB pinout for the front panel connectors is not quite normal, and the serial port pinout is a less common one also.

Details are available here: https://web.archive.org/web/2008102505 ... cscaug.us:80/ua1page1.htm

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Re: Switch between many amigaos4 machines
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Like others, my experience with KVM's has been spotty.

I use a manual, mechanical HDMI switch to go between my X1000 and whatever secondary computer is up at the moment.

Audio is something I spend a lot of time working on, so I need a little extra there.
I have an audio mixer with 8 stereo inputs. My X1000, the television (I'm in the living room), a Pi MP3 player running "Rune Audio", two pairs from a 4 channel USB sound sampler, another pair from a Yamaha Synthesizer, and a pair of open jacks for whatever else is happening at the moment.

The mixer is remotely controlled by MIDI, so it's easy to control from a GUI or scripts as desired. I recently added an IR input that controls JUST the television volume, and it's trained to the Roku remote control.

The mixer is now 14 years old, and still works great. I was thinking about making more of them, perhaps a bit smaller than the rack mounted one I have now. I just can't imagine working without the ability to hear all the devices that I need to.

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Re: Recording from a sound card
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There are many possibilities, I can only guess which one(s) might apply.

The example uses "aifc". I usually use other formats, though 16 bit and 44100 should be fine. (note, newer USB based audio seems to default to 48000 instead of 44100)

The input you used was either microphone or line input, either of these can be overloaded by a headphone connection. I suggest trying lower volume levels on the source device. A "best possible" solution would be to use line level outputs to the blue connector. It would be SO MUCH EASIER if we had proper "VU Meters" for AHI inputs and outputs. (note, we DO have proper VU meters for X1000 and A1222 builtin audio. I've used them extensively for about a year now. They just haven't been distributed yet)

The method itself is solid. The noise is either a level problem (most likely) or a poor connection, or possibly a noisy source. The "device level" software is doing a simple copy, it's not adding or subtracting any noise.

Using "better software" might give better control or at least better visualization of the levels, but having to work through AHI makes everything a bit generic.

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Re: x1000 documentation and other x1000 related questions
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More keyboard details:
CFE requires the keyboard to be connected to a specific USB input.
Some "normal" USB keyboards, like my Rosewill cherry boards, will
stall CFE and prevent a boot sequence, if connected to the correct
USB socket.
By connecting to a different USB input, my keyboards work fine after booting, and I either leave the CFE keyboard input empty, or I put a different keyboard there just for CFE boot select usage.

It's not much more than a nuisance, except for the few times I plugged in to the wrong spot and the machine refused to boot at all. (brief moment of terror before I realized what was wrong)

And just to pile on: builtin audio works. ;)

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Re: Recording from a sound card
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assuming OS4, there's also a "barebones" method requiring no additional software.
please read sys:documentation/AHI/ahiusr.guide.
System Description, AHI Handler

To record directly from a sound card input:

Copy AUDIO:SECONDS/10/TYPE/AIFC/B/16/F/44100/C/2 sample.aifc

All the options are described in that document.
Actually, I'm not sure if it'll record from the sound card input or the sound card output, but I'm not thinking terribly well today.

in any case, it's a rather direct method.

Have Fun,
Lyle

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Re: First user's report of new Intel HD Audio (Azalia) driver by geennaam
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"I've seen negativity, bitterness and zealotism (close to religious fanatism) when it comes to OS4."

I agree completely. I _try_ to bring understanding. Our greatest strength is the dedication of the community. It is also our greatest weakness, since we each have such strong opinions about what is best for the platform.

When I just can't take any more, I shut out the public. Coding on the Amiga is my personal activity. It doesn't require the input or opinions of others. I enjoyed coding before the "internet", I can still enjoy it now.

Let me congratulate you on the success of your driver. AHI is not an "easy" target, neither is Azalea. You have done VERY well. Thank You for your contributions.

I'm still coding, and working together with one or two other developers as needed. I am down to just one NG Amiga, as there are no repair facilities for my little Tabor. It's still an awesome OS, and a great pastime.

"Public Opinion" is neither in my control nor any of my concern. Those who make a hobby of complaining are free to do so, but not in my ear.

Maybe things will get better, maybe not. I'll keep on coding either way.

GREAT driver.. please consider staying with us, as your life and time will allow.

Lyle Hazelwood

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An interesting network trick
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I am no network Guru. I know almost enough to get by.
But I just found a neat trick to get a bit more out of my Amiga when online.

This might be related to the network stack, or Odyssey, or any other part of the OS, but I thought I'd put it here.

As our software gets older, there are more and more troubles getting things to work. In my own case I'm using OS4, but this likely applies to all the variants too.

GMail has been difficult, then impossible to use from my Amiga. I just keep getting demands to upgrade my browser, and it refuses to connect.

Recently I changed my home network, replacing my router with a "bridge" that picks up WiFi and creates a private wired network for my home. I did this on a raspberry Pi, and it works better than I had hoped.

And now my Amiga can get into GMail without issues!

Neat trick. I suppose for others just adding a Pi bridge into your Amiga case could make your Amiga WiFi capable as well as more usable with modern services. Considering the low price of a Pi, seems a good option.


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Re: Bars and Pipes for OS 4.1 FE version 1.0 released
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I'm not aware of any issues with Alfred. My email is the same as the last time we spoke.
I would like to think I'm easy to reach, but its also true that I've been very busy with family issues, and I have had no time available for Amiga development for a while now.

There is nothing preventing Alfred from further development on his excellent Bars&pipes port. he's done amazing work so far and continued work is always good news.
From the source he generously shared with me, I did make some changes, especially to the way it links with CAMD. I also began a move towards scalable graphics, but that got too big rather quickly.
I never meant to take credit away from. him, and I thank you Trixie for pointing out the mentions shown.

As I finally finish up a commercial project I've been working on for way too long, I am already beginning new MIDI software (as well as older programs like Score).
Taking care of my wife is my top priority right now. there will be more, but it may take a long time to be released..
Alfred, if I have offended you in any way.. please let me know so I can try to make it right.

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Re: Horny Source code on Github
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Wow.
I go away for a couple days of overtime, and it looks like I missed the party!

It's interesting that kas1e gets different compile issues. I didn't expect that.

I'm sure the CAMD cluster code can be improved. I am happy to do it, but finding enough time to do it might not be easy.

I have not even had time to play with it yet. I'm not sure when I will either. But it's always good to see MIDI activity on the Amiga. I'll try to keep an eye on this forum in case I can help, but there might be a couple days delay when I get busy at work.

This is all good news. :)
LyleHaze

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Re: Horny Source code on Github
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@kas1e

Thank You

There aer quite a few GUI classes that are opened in oca.c but not declared in oca.h

I missed that.

Mine has been fixed, I can send it to you or you can fix it up from there.
Once oca.h is corrected, just include it in any source file needing gadget classes declared.


Thanks for that.
Actually I'm kinda surprised that the only problem was an omissioon in a header file. There was a LOT of fast editing going on, something was sure to get missed.

updated oca.h is below.

[edit] Button, Scroller, and Slider gadgets are all in the public release
SDK53.30 .. hopefully updating the oca.h file and including it as needed
will fix the problem.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
// oca.h
#ifndef OCA_H
#define OCA_H

#include <proto/intuition.h>

#define MAJ_REV 53

// Libraries
extern struct AslIFace *IAsl;
extern struct DiskfontIFace *IDiskfont;
extern struct GraphicsIFace *IGraphics;
extern struct IconIFace *IIcon;
extern struct IntuitionIFace *IIntuition;
extern struct LocaleIFace *ILocale;
extern struct UtilityIFace *IUtility;
extern struct WorkbenchIFace *IWorkbench;

// Gadget Classes
extern struct ClassLibrary *BitmapBase;
extern Class *BitmapClass;

extern struct ClassLibrary *ButtonBase;
extern Class *ButtonClass;

extern struct ClassLibrary *CheckBoxBase;
extern Class *CheckBoxClass;
extern struct CheckBoxIFace *ICheckBox;

extern struct ClassLibrary *ChooserBase;
extern Class *ChooserClass;
extern struct ChooserIFace *IChooser;

extern struct ClassLibrary *ClickTabBase;
extern Class *ClickTabClass;
extern struct ClickTabIFace *IClickTab;

extern struct ClassLibrary *GetFileBase;
extern Class *GetFileClass;
extern struct GetFileIFace *IGetFile;

extern struct ClassLibrary *GetScreenModeBase;
extern Class *GetScreenModeClass;
extern struct GetScreenModeIFace *IGetScreenMode;

extern struct ClassLibrary *IntegerBase;
extern Class *IntegerClass;
extern struct IntegerIFace *IInteger;

extern struct ClassLibrary *LabelBase;
extern Class *LabelClass;

extern struct ClassLibrary *LayoutBase;
extern Class *LayoutClass;
extern struct LayoutIFace *ILayout;

extern struct ClassLibrary *ListBrowserBase;
extern Class *ListBrowserClass;
extern struct ListBrowserIFace *IListBrowser;

extern struct ClassLibrary *RadioButtonBase;
extern Class *RadioButtonClass;
extern struct RadioButtonIFace *IRadioButton;

extern struct ClassLibrary *ScrollerBase;
extern Class *ScrollerClass;
extern struct ScrollerIFace *IScroller;

extern struct ClassLibrary *SliderBase;
extern Class *SliderClass;
extern struct SliderIFace *ISlider;

extern struct ClassLibrary *SpaceBase;
extern Class *SpaceClass;

extern struct ClassLibrary *StringBase;
extern Class *StringClass;
extern struct StringIFace *IString;

extern struct ClassLibrary *WindowBase;
extern Class *WindowClass;
extern struct WindowIFace *IWindow;


//
// Opens all libraries, classes, devices
// reads all args and tooltypes
// returns RETURN_OK, else RETURN_FAIL
//
int32 openAll(int argc, char **argv);

// always safe to call, handles any intermediate states
// displays any given reason by errMessage()
// ALWAYS returns RETURN_FAIL
int32 closeAll(CONST_STRPTR reason);

// use any available output, or create one if needed
void errMessage(CONST_STRPTR reason);

// easy OpenLibrary & GetInterface in one
// no need to store LibraryBase, as long as closeInterface is used to cleanup
// displays error details by errMessage if needed
APTR openInterface (CONST_STRPTR lib_name, int32 lib_vers,
CONST_STRPTR int_name, int32 int_vers);
void closeInterface (APTR interface);

// IIntuition->OpenClass() with error text output
APTR openClass(CONST_STRPTR className, uint32 classVers, Class **classPtr);

#endif
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Edited by LyleHaze on 2020/1/18 21:53:54
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Re: Horny Source code on Github
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HornyOS4Ver1.4_Source.readme:

This is the first edit of HornyOS4 since the release of source code.

So far, I have:
removed key requirement
fixed an unfreed signal
expanded CAMD cluster selection
Changed variable types to int/uint
removed #ifdef OS4 conditions
added library pointers
removed #libauto from makefile
added warnings to makefile
replaced deprecated functions
bumped version to 1.4
added a *.debug build to makefile

And likely more I have forgotten.

There is more to be done, but this is a good point to get it back into GIT.
I have not yet run the program much more than loading an SMF and playing it. But that seems to work well enough.


BIG thanks to Timo Kloss for releasing the code.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kas1e:
If you are willing to put these back into the GIT, please email lylehaze @gmail.com so I can reply with the source.

Thank You
LyleHaze

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Re: MIDI keyboard
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@trixie

There is no way to tell.

clusters are between programs.
they do more than just inputs and outputs.

example:
I have an audio mixer (hardware) in my studio. I control it from a bcr2000, and from a software mix window. and I have a master volume slider beside my keyboard.

a script on startup checks for which devices are connected, and each is connected to cluster "mix" as input AND output.

when I turn a physical knob on the bcr2000, the master volume changes in the mixer. the software mix window master slider also moves. the vmeter volume slider LEDs also move to reflect the change. everything stays in sync.

later I run a script that reconfigures all mixer channels. All the devices update in real time.

later I'm recording a tricky bit, and I want to automate it all. I record "mix" and it's all captured into a track of horny. later when I play it back, the mixer and all the controls come alive with the controls.

so, is cluster "mix" an input or an output? there's many sources and many listeners connected there.

at work.. I'll check in later

Lylehaze

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Re: MIDI keyboard
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@trixie

ClusterList.lha has been uploaded to OS4Depot.
I think it's in Drv:Misc/ like most of the CAMD stuff.

Source included, it's really quite simple.

LyleHaze

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Re: Horny Source code on Github
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kas1e:
As soon as I have a working build I will either return it to GitHub or give it to someone to do that for me.

Right now I'm adding code for Library/Interface/Class opening and closing.

Then I'll track down the missing signal.

After that I'll "check it in" one way or another. There ARE more bugs, many are GUI related, and I suspect it's from the use of macros.
Removing them would be a BIG job.. likely more than I am willing to try.

Let's see how much I can get done tonight before I pass out.
Getting old is no fun at all. :)

Lyle

[edit].. Mad typing again tonight. LOVE the CherryMX Brown keyboard. :)
HornyOS4 now opens it's own libs and classes.
-lauto and -lraauto have been removed from the makefile.

It SEEMS to still open, though I have not done much with it yet.

Time to sleep, tomorrow I'll hunt down the hanging signal.

Lyle

[edit2]
Add at the end of
void EntferneCamd(void) {
(near Midi.c line 220)

if(-1 != playsig)
{
IExec->FreeSignal(playsig);
playsig = -1;
}

NOW maybe I can get some sleep.

[edit 3]
Compiles clean against -Wall


Edited by LyleHaze on 2020/1/15 2:24:23
Edited by LyleHaze on 2020/1/15 2:41:16
Edited by LyleHaze on 2020/1/17 3:38:00
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Re: MIDI keyboard
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@mr2

Sorry I'm late, I had some trobule logging in.

"Classic" MIDI ports (5 pin DIN) are serial at 31250 baud.
USB Midi ports are MUCH FASTER. so if all others things are equal, take the USB port.

Most devices with both will let you use the MIDI ports as an interface if you're connected by USB, so you get a couple classic ports for free.

camd.library is now part of a normal OS4 install.
camdmidi.usbfd is now part of a normal OS4 install.

There are a set of tools (mostly CLI) on OS4Depot called "camdtools".
From there you can find a command line program called "showclusters" that will list all MIDI clusters. if you plug in a compatible device, it will show up in that list.

I have a newer version that re-prints all cluster names on every change. So that is convenient. I don't think I've uploaded it anywhere yet.
Ask if you want it, very short simple program.

SoftSyn was a good effort, but I gave it up. "Timi" does a MUCH better job. It is a contribution, so you can find it on your OS4 install disks.

A good "simple" MIDI player is CAMDPlay, also from OS4Depot.
It LOOKS simple, but it took along time to get it just right.

I will answer questions as time allows, especially now that I can login here again (Thanks George!)


LyleHaze

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Re: Horny Source code on Github
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@kas1e

If I make any real progress, I'll gladly put it back.
So far, I'm really just playing around.

Some of the stuff I'm doing may not be too popular:
I really prefer to use Interface pointers, and I've been adding them to the code. This may not be a popular choice.

I may also change variable types from BYTE WORD LONG to int8 int16, int32, again to be more aligned with the current OS4 standard.


I'm not sure if these will be wanted.. I pretty much just play by myself some times.

Very soon I'll hunt down the unfreed signal. Unless someone else get it first.

There's also a warning about the wrong Application interface index, but I only get that when I ran from workbench. (easily fixed)

The CAMD code sorted ports by "in" and "out". This is a common mistake. I removed this filter, and also raised the max number of ports fropm 16 to 24. Still not enough, I'll either raise it again or _properly_ set it for unlimited ports. Yes, I ahve a LOT of CAMD ports here, and more coming soon. Also SHOULD be able to create new CAMD ports by name. I'm not sure the current setup allows that.

Sorry about the late reply. I had a bit of trouble logging in here. George has kindly fixed it for me.

I'm open for suggestions, and if _some_ oif my changes are not wanted I'll gladly provide smaller updates with just the stuff that is wanted.

LyleHaze

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Keeping Amigas up and running
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As I type this on my X1000, I can hear fans laboring to maintain speed.
Even though the X1000 is a "fairly new" computer.. it's getting close to ten years old now.. (I think.?)

So there's a few things we must do that are not normal for the disposable generation:

My clock battery has probably only been changed twice. Most likely because I usually keep the X1000 powered up 24/7, so load on the battery is as close to zero as we will find.

The fan on the CPU cooler has already been changed once. While the replacement was good quality, it was not an exact fit. despite cleaning it recently it IS making a bit more noise than I am happy with. Tomorrow a much quieter (Noctua) replacement will arrive.
Do these PA6T's really need a fan on the heatsink at all? Since the processor is so "low powered", it seems a good option for passive cooling.. But no, I'm not willing to risk my X on testing. ;)

The "original equipment" HD4650 graphics card is still installed. I tried a newer high powered model once, but it just made too much noise and heat, so the same card my X shipped with has been running. I've been able to clean the fan enough to keep it going for ten years now, but it's finally just too worn out. Good news: I found an "exact replacement" fan, but it's coming on a slow boat from China. Delivery expected in about a month.

Rather than risk my HD4650, I'll be shutting off the X1000 when it's not in use for a couple weeks, until the replacement arrives. I am still convinced that keeping a computer on 24/7 is usually the best bet, since coming up to temperature and cooling repeatedly causes mechanical stress, not just between components and the board, but inside the chips as well.

It occurs to me that _most_ users of more common computers never even change the clock battery. The expected life cycle of a computer is so short nowadays.

So I guess replacing batteries and fans is just part of the cost of keeping computers alive forever... :)

If anyone else happens to need an "original" fan for a Gigabyte HD4650, I can pass along the vendor and part number I found.

If there is a proven reliable passive heatsink for the X1000, I'd love to know more about it.

And migrating to SSDs will remove another "moving part" prone to failure. I remember the old Seagate SCSI drives that needed a "thump" to get them spinning. Good Times.

I don't expect my X to live forever, but with a bit of care it might outlive me.
;)

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Re: Is there a way to avoid blocking of everything else, when hold the LMB over icon on WB ?
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Any program that renders to the screen will be blocked. Anything from fancy graphics to a simple printf() into a console window.
My MIDI player runs as two separate tasks. the actual player has no GUI, no window, no interface with Intuition at all. The "visual" part still locks on mouse buttons, but updates correctly as soon as it can.
I use MIDI messaging between the two to keep them in synch. It seemed the easiest way to go.

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Re: Is it possible to generate autodocs from lib/lib_files/main?
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This topic needs a "like" button.

Thank You Gentlemen

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Re: AmigaOS 3.1 getting update from Hyperion
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@Spectre660

"The X1000 onboad audio is supported .Since 2013 apparently "


OMG.. Thank You Sir.

For a brief moment there I was afraid I had forgotten to send something in. It would be a terrible shame if I had the only X1000 with audio drivers for these past few years.

Remember to breathe... :)

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