Post by Riktronics on Jul 20, 2005 19:54:19 GMT -5
Well, Riktronics won't be back tonight, I've got the new computer built, the Internet is back up, but I can't get the BBS to connect. I don't know if is a problem with the new motherboard, or if my RS-232 adapter got fried, or if the user port on the Commie got fried. i will do more troubleshooting tomorrow.
Start simple, with a 1200 bps connection, between Hyperterminal on the Windows PC, and NovaTerm on the Commodore... make sure bps rates are correct, might have to fiddle with echo, ASCII translation, term settings...
The goal is to make letters typed on one computer show up on the other. Then move onto the more complex task of BBS connectivity.
Yeah. I looked at it again this morning, if I switch BBS Server to 1200 i can see the init strings being sent, so it is communicating. The frustrating thing is, nothing hsoudl have changed. Same HD from the old computer, same load of BBS Server and XP, same BBS. I had this exact problem when I was setting up originally, I think it was something with IronAxe's mods that fixed that, but that shouldn't have changed.
Unless something is just flaky with the Commodore, it twice this morning it booted to garbage, and once it said "please insert system disks" so somthing is flaky. I might make replacing that the first step tonight the keyboard is basically unusable and it needs to be swapped out anyway....
Post by Pinacolada on Jul 21, 2005 17:44:24 GMT -5
Ooo, darn! One thing I found useful in troubleshooting, is to turn the C= completely off, wait a second or two, then turn it back on. This resets some RS232 lines, where just a regular reset (if you have a reset switch or a 128, for example) will not.
Hmm. Is the keyboard just hard to type on, as in needing cleaned?
"twice this morning it booted to garbage" - what's that mean? Windows won't run on a C=!
Post by Riktronics on Jul 21, 2005 18:06:32 GMT -5
OK, first of all... I'M BACK!!!!!!
Keyboard.. I don't know, you just really had to bang the keys to get them to register. I've tried taking them apart and cleaning them before (following the instructions on Ray Carlsen's page) but I do not have the patience required and ended up just destroying the keyboard.
Anyway, replacing the Commodore got rid of the the wierd boots, and the RS-232 adapter was fried too, but I didn't like it anyway. I went back to my homemade one, and here we go.