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    July 3rd, 2019, 03:15 PM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    On the programming side of a "digital" computer, its all ones and zeros. One the electronic side, it is all analog. Sometimes shifting a signal...
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    July 3rd, 2019, 02:57 PM
    Most of the time, a bus initialization clears the LTC CSR which prevents those. On the 11/03 did not have a CSR for LTC. In most cases, another...
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    July 3rd, 2019, 12:53 PM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    There is a marginal condition on the serial interface. It could be the VT320, the 11/84 serial port or the cable. Bad or incorrect grounding,...
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    July 3rd, 2019, 11:31 AM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    Glad to see that you have access to FRD again. I'll defer to others on RSTS. i don't have much configuration experience on this OS. Jerry
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    July 3rd, 2019, 09:15 AM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    The fact that you got some of the "**** **** Emulex" message from the TMSCP FRD is promising. Slowly you are closing in. If the context of...
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    July 2nd, 2019, 09:13 PM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    We like to think that the electronics we have will work fine in xx years from now, but that's not going to be the reality. I have some old video...
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    July 2nd, 2019, 05:05 PM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    Looks like the code to assist the controller in FRD mode looks okay then. Make sure the terminal (or emulation) is set up for correct speed,...
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    July 2nd, 2019, 03:03 PM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    I will venture that this code passes terminal data back and forth between the console serial port and UC17 controller. On some DEC cpu boards, the...
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    July 2nd, 2019, 11:14 AM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    I agree that your SD card looks intact. You are on the latest version of firmware I am aware of. No FRD success with no drives rules out SCSI2SD...
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    July 2nd, 2019, 09:49 AM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    Under OSX you should be able to dump the SD card. # use this to find the device the SD card is attached to. Make sure you don't Initialize when OS...
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    July 2nd, 2019, 06:41 AM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    The FRD procedure does trigger a download of code from the PROM to the memory of your machine. Since you can boot normally from the card with...
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    July 1st, 2019, 11:59 PM
    wa2flq replied to a thread UC17 question in DEC
    If you are following UC1751001-C_UC17_Dec90_text.pdf make sure you are using xxxxx and yyyyy values from table 4-13 - MSCP. A quick read section...
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    June 23rd, 2019, 03:03 PM
    This board has both the KWV11 (A or C) and the vendors own Clock/Calendar implementation. Dec did not include a TOY clock until pretty late in the...
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From the advances in medicine I've seen in my (relatively) short time on this rock, we are close to having replacement internals. They take your dna, stick it in a pig, wait a few months. BAM! New organs and bacon! Even in mechanical replacements, they are working hard. I read not to long ago about some trials on replacement kidneys. Yea, it might suck if things go the route of Repo! or Repo Men.


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