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Re: AmigaOS 4 Monthly Roundup - June 2022
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Thank-you for covering my little script, its weird to be mentioned alongside the release of some top quality software this month.

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Re: Os4 showconfig tool
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Both Ranger and Sysmon are now commercial; the latest versions are available on Amistore.

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Re: X5000 bootup questions
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Good point about the battery, I also changed mine at the same time although I quietly suspect it wasn't a problem and caused issues of its own.

I built my own X5000, so I only have myself to blame (have now switched to cables with latches!), I can't speak for AmigaKit's builds.

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Re: X5000 bootup questions
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@rjd324Quote:
rjd324 wrote:I just cannot seem to get a grasp on the inconsistent behaviour of this machine.


Check the cables, especially those connected to the boot devices (HDD, DVD, etc).

I have had a similar problem, and reconnecting the sata cables sorted it.

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Re: SFS2 corruption on x5000
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@Lio

Just checked mine, it has a small SFS/00 boot partition and 2 SFS/02 Workbench and Work partitions.

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Re: Clock problem on my AmigaOne X5000
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Well, we can see that you're using the stock Fractal case.

Can you identify where the power cable from the case plugs into the motherboard? I would suggest unplugging it, cleaning the contacts (with isopropyl alcohol, just using a dry cotton bud won't do much).

My first thought is still some kind of mechanical fault with the switch - I had something similar with my A1XE.

You might need to take it to a local PC repair store. They will be baffled by the unusual motherboard but they should be able help with a power switch problem.

As for the clock, mine eventually came right, although I suspect that it is Time Prefs updating the clock on boot from the ntp server.

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Re: System crashes in loop
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@Raziel

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Raziel wrote:@LiveForIt

Hah, i hear you, i never ever received *any* email from the tracker (be it alerts, notifications, you name it). Their email setting is so broken (at least for mortal users)


When I tried to sign up, I did actually get a response, months later, by which time of course it had timed out.

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Re: Clock problem on my AmigaOne X5000
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@MamePPCA1

Using just a swab won't really clean electrical components, use isopropyl alcohol.

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Re: Clock problem on my AmigaOne X5000
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@MamePPCA1

What kind of case is your X5000 in? Is it the standard Fractal case that Aeon shipped pre-made systems?

Are you able to post some pictures?

My initial thinking is that it is a mechanical problem with the power switch. I would also recommend checking where the power button jumper connects to the motherboard.

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Re: Clock problem on my AmigaOne X5000
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@MamePPCA1

Isopropyl alcohol specifically for cleaning electrical components. You should be able to get it from any hardware, electronics or hobbyist store, or failing that, order online.

It's very useful stuff and you should always have some on hand. Last week I sold my now unused Blu-ray player. I cleaned it up with isopropyl alcohol, made it look almost brand new.

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Re: Clock problem on my AmigaOne X5000
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I think the jumper enables serial output of uboot, so probably not critical.

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Re: I've been in hell for 5 minutes!!!
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My first Amiga I did any serious hardware tinkering with was my A1200, which I tower-ised and expanded. Eventually, opening it up became a perilous activity. Then I got my A1XE, and it was a welcome change to easily make modifications. But as time progressed it too became temperamental. Then came my X5000, and opening it up was a breeze compared to the A1, perhaps more so because I had built it myself. But now my X5000 has become unstable and I am wary to sink my hands into its innards lest something goes awry. So far this year I have dealt with boot failures, sudden power-offs and a dead DVD drive. I've only sorted the first two(and I suspect the power problem has returned).

So we share your pain...

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Re: Clock problem on my AmigaOne X5000
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@MamePPCA1

I had exactly the same problem a couple of months back when I changed the battery in my X5000.

The new battery doesn't really sit well in the compartment, it feels very lose.

I did manage to get it to sit better, but I think in the end I just got TimeGuard to work properly so the clock gets updated on boot, although this now relies upon the presence of a network.

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Re: New x5000 user 🥳
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@VooDoo

Welcome back, and hope you enjoy your X5000! They are great machines to use.

What are you planning on using it for? Gaming? Productivity? General use?

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Re: Arexx question - putting the output of a DOS command into a variable
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@pjs

Thanks for that. Yeah, if I had gone down the route of writing the response to a file and then reading it, that's a decent bit of code.

I'm a bit wary of that way of doing things, though, when I wrote a script that wrote a fair amount of data to a file and then tried to parse bits of it into variables. I found that it would fall over, and I suspected it was because it was trying to read the file before it was finished writing. I did a quick and dirty workaround with a wait, but I really need to figure out how to use EOF().

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Re: Show your AmigaOS 4.x computer or Workbench!
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@levellord

Very moody lighting, and I really appreciate the old-school IBM keyboard!

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Re: Show your AmigaOS 4.x computer or Workbench!
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@mufa

Awesome Atari 130XE, that was my first computer.

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Re: Arexx question - putting the output of a DOS command into a variable
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@daveyw

Well, I got my method using rxset to do what I wanted, so this is kinda moot now, but still curious why I can't get a RESULT.

/* Clone */

OPTIONS RESULTS
OPTIONS FAILAT 21
SIGNAL ON ERROR
parse arg file

path
=Left(fileLastPos('/',file))
if 
path "" then path=Left(fileLastPos(':',file))
oldfile=delstr(file,1,length(path))
oldfile=Left(oldfile,length(oldfile)-1)

address command

cmd 
' title "Clone" body "Enter filename to clone to" DEFSTRING "'||oldfile||'"'

rxset reqres "`"requeststring cmd"`"
newfile=getclip(reqres)
call setclip(reqres,'')

cmd 'c:copy from '||file||' to '||path||newfile'" >nil:'
address command cmd

EXIT

ERROR:
address command 'c:requestchoice "Abort" "Cloning aborted" "OK" >NIL:'
EXIT


Edited by daveyw on 2022/5/25 22:04:18
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Arexx question - putting the output of a DOS command into a variable
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Hi,

I am trying to write an arexx script that uses Requeststring to get a string from a user, but I'm struggling to get it to work properly.

From what I've read, this should work:

/*Clone*/

OPTIONS RESULTS
address command 
'c:requeststring title "Clone" body "Enter filename to clone to"'
newname RESULT


But it doesn't, the value of newname is RESULT.

I have found a method using rxset that works but means I can't enter a DEFSTRING, and I guess I could write the output to a file and read it, but I'm intrigued as to why this doesn't work.

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Re: Show your AmigaOS 4.x computer or Workbench!
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My current Workbench.

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