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Porting New Software / IPC
Last post by nextaddict - September 13, 2019, 03:16:30 am
Hello,

Are IPC supported on NS 3.3 ?

thank you
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Black Hardware / Re: NextStation only powers on...
Last post by primis - September 11, 2019, 01:12:46 pm
Quote from: KittyFae on August 18, 2019, 11:58:52 pmI went and checked a ton of stuff. Ended up tracing out the power switch circuit and found that a long trace that was corroded through on the bottom of the motherboard and was not getting any continuity. After cleaning and checking for other damage I ended up soldering up a fix and now my machine boots from the keyboard soft-power button. Hopefully this can help somehow!

I'm gonna try this fix over the weekend, hopefully it's not the RTC chip (worst case I have a kludged power switch :P)
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Black Hardware / Idea create NeXT Hardware FAQ,...
Last post by Rob Blessin Black Hole - September 11, 2019, 03:38:58 am
Hello NeXT Community: I think I am onto something ,
We need an easy use solutions library back in the day it was NeXT answers
A troubleshooting guide as a lot of the errors are really common but frustrating to figure out , if you are new to NeXT hardware , Rusty at it or even a GURU.
A
 lot of us experience the same errors like when components fail and get cryptic messages on boot ....
for example in graphics mode testing system goes to loading from network and hangs.
Did you know by default when you change out the bios battery , the NeXT will by default change its boot parameters to booting from Network  from Booting from hard drive causing panic and confusion.

The solution : You have to change the default boot device in parameters .

The directions command ~ after testing system goes to loading from network
command shift ~ for ADB keyboards
takes you to a NeXT >
type p for parameters and press enter
first question boot en?  OK this means it is set to boot from ethernet , you did not do it , your NeXT bios did when you changed the battery.
Solution type in sd      and press enter , GURU congratulations you have now changed your default boot device from ethernet to scsi device !
 default through the rest of the questions  ....
until you are back at a NeXT> now when you power off and back on your NeXT should now attempt to boot from your hard drive.

The other Parameters questions that we defaulted through also yield interesting results like
 Verbose Mode ? no     
I prefer changing this toVerbose Mode?  yes        because it takes us out of the graphics boot mode and into the unix text boot mode showing what is going on in the background ,

however I've noticed changing it under parameters to Yes if you have 'new capacitors" seems to have no effect and stays it in graphics mode but may be this is because of a DD copy of an image verse a true install .... I'll explore this.

Would this index be better under Work logs, or Black Hardware or Perhaps a  new FAQ section where all members can contribute. 

Just trying to help ! Your thoughts and ideas appreciated.

like scsi bus hung  usually means your hard drive is unplugged from the scsi cable or not properly terminated :)
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New Technology / Re: New ADB Soundbox replaceme...
Last post by Rob Blessin Black Hole - September 09, 2019, 09:18:09 pm
Hello : Yes I can use those shell fronts! Best regards Rob Blessin
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Classic Computer Marketplace / WTB Non-ADB Keyboard and Mouse
Last post by cjbriare - September 08, 2019, 11:18:04 pm
Just got my hands on another Nextstation and monitor, looking for both keyboard and mouse.

Thanks!
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New Technology / Re: New ADB Soundbox replaceme...
Last post by krazycat - September 08, 2019, 02:27:16 pm
Quote from: Rob Blessin Black Hole on September 08, 2019, 03:17:36 amCool Brian, I found a box of NeXT Soundbox shells as well that was marked printer trays, no faceplates still a good find.

Rob, If you need them, I still have about ten fronts printed in 3D, compatible with the original shell

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New Technology / Re: New ADB Soundbox replaceme...
Last post by Rob Blessin Black Hole - September 08, 2019, 03:17:36 am
Cool Brian, I found a box of NeXT Soundbox shells as well that was marked printer trays, no faceplates still a good find.
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Black Hardware / Re: NeXTStation raising except...
Last post by Rob Blessin Black Hole - September 08, 2019, 03:10:17 am
I agree with Brian... it has to be a board level problem.
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New Technology / Re: New ADB Soundbox replaceme...
Last post by barcher174 - September 07, 2019, 10:49:04 pm
Did some additional testing today. VGA works perfectly, as does ADB. If you boot without the NeXT ASIC installed, the sound test will still fail, but everything still works as expected (except sound). So the board on its own can still revive turbo systems if you don't care about sound.

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