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Re: 3 more days..

by TenLeftFingers Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:23 am

That sounds promising. It's still a legitimate gripe since it requires a new system installation. But it's good that future shipments can be rid of some of these issues and I would be forgiving of hiccups like this too.

As for open source; I think that unless you have a large company then you need outside help and open source can be part of that plan. Not knowing much about the development of AROS, I don't know how much of a difference it has made. Open Source projects in Linux land struggle sometimes too. And linux itself, while open source, thrives becasue of the huge commercial backing it receives. Even Microsoft wants their hypervisor supported by linux and has contributed code.

If open source would make a difference, I would think it needs to happen soon. The older I get the more I turn my attention to family and society and less towards technology. Are the youth going to pick up the torch? I doubt it.
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Re: 3 more days..

by icbrkr Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:18 am

So, figured out how to get around the gmail.com problem - spoof IE 10 and it seems to work fine.

Turned off the power down feature in the screen blanker, and my crashes seem to have gone away mostly.
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Re: 3 more days..

by icbrkr Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:49 pm

Well it's been over a week.

I reformatted the drive, gave myself a swap partition (which I didn't see originally on the drive - it's a partition used for virtual memory), and honestly, it's been pretty dang stable.

Been using it to surf the web without a problem, with some minor rendering problems. Changed to AmiIRC for my IRC client and it's been fine.

Using Cinnamon Writer for my word processor, trying out AmiCygnix (for running *nix apps).

I've got a wireless NIC here that's supposed to work that I'm going to try out.

I have a large stack of DVDs from issues of Amiga Future that I've been getting for years that I finally get to test out.

So far... I'm pretty happy.
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Re: 3 more days..

by icbrkr Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:56 pm

Just checking in...

So, I tried out the wireless card and well... it didn't work as well as I'd hoped, so I'm back to my current wirelessly bridge.

I switched out the sound card with a PCIe card (it was a PCI card) and... oh wow... 100% difference.

Youtube works perfectly. I can listen to John Oliver drone on and on about Trump while I post this message (which I'm doing!). Before, everything was choppy. Now it's perfect, 7-10% CPU usage.
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Re: 3 more days..

by TenLeftFingers Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:01 pm

This all sounds really promising, thanks for the updates. I'm even more tempted to buy an A1222 :) It sounds like bar the WiFi, everything works fairly well. Any noticeable gaps with websites?
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Re: 3 more days..

by icbrkr Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:59 am

Yeah there's definitely some weirdness on some websites. You figure the browser is a few years out of date so any new features or whatnot aren't supported as of yet.

Even when I spoof stuff, it complains because what I'm spoofing is out of date anyway.

I just solved another 'issue' which may have fixed a bunch of other issues I was having that I couldn't figure out.

I plugged in a jump drive (or iPhone, or whatever), and started to copy a large amount of files and everything gets wonky after that. The keyboard starts acting up and types phantom stuff. Windows don't drag properly.

I posted it up on the Hyperion forums. And then I figured I'd take some hardware out of the equation. I had the keyboard/mouse hooked to a KVM, so I tried plugging the keyboard straight into the computer and...

it's not detected.


What? It's a keyboard. The stack saw it as a keyboard, but it wouldn't use it. So I try another generic keyboard. It wouldn't detect it either. I finally steal my kid's MacAlly keyboard and it works fine. I try copying files over, and so far its working without a problem (posting from it right now). So bizarre that something like a basic HID wouldn't work.
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