Yep, I am using last version of 3.36b.

I revert back to initial original eprom, waiting the brand new Eprom (10 items exactly the same) i ordered from China

Unfortunately I bought 4 eprom second hand from eBay, they are branded ST M27C1024 12F even if they look different from external: 2 have round window and 2 have rectangular window. Moreover the programmer (Signstek TL866II Plus)fails if I check the "Check ID" button, well it fails for 3 of them and for the remaining one it pass, not a good sign.

As I said in the previous post using SMSQ/E 3.36b in eprom and booting the QXL.WIN from the Syba SD-ADA45006 CF reader _works most of the time,_ but sometime Q60 stops at initial screen (white/red) not moving forward and I need to switch off/on again.

When Q60 start, I also tried to lrespr again 3.36b but apparently nothing change.

In summary booting from old eprom (differently from Thierry) I have a very stable situation even if i exchange the different CF/SD readers I have at home (4), all of them works.

Booting from new 3.36 eprom I have experienced sometime (very few) hangs at initial screen with Syba reader, and replacing it with the other CF/SD readers even worst getting a blank screen and nothing else.

I could be wrong, and for sure I am, but I noted that smsq/e 3.36b in eprom boots in an instant and I  suspect that smsq/e 3.36 start so fast that sometime for unknown reasons hangs before the boot, this explain the few hangs I have.

Thats all for the moment, waiting the new eprom for restart the tests.


On 12/05/2020 13:14, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote:

Yes, thanks, that will be in the next version of SMSQE.

I sent Fabrizio a preview version with that fix already included, I
presume that is what Fabrizio is using....

I'm not sure whether that is his problem, though.


Just a question - what happens if you re-load (per LRESPR ,not
automatically at boot time)
Yes, I was about to ask the same question, but you bet me to it.

It is probably the same issue as the one I encountered with my HD that
is too slow to show up on the IDE bus when SMSQ/E v3 is cold-booted
from the ROM.

LRESPRing again SMSQ/E v3.36 would definitely expose this, if the card
is seen after such a warm reboot.

I'm posting again here (but in-lined, this time, since the list does
not propagate attachments) the (quick and dirty) patch I made for my
HD and SMSQ/E in EPROM, and which introduces a 5s delay before querying
the IDE drives on boot:

diff -durN smsqe336src/dv3/q40/hd/init.asm 
--- smsqe336src/dv3/q40/hd/init.asm     2020-04-16 09:30:29.000000000 +0200
+++ smsqe336src-patched/dv3/q40/hd/init.asm     2020-04-21 21:47:22.000000000 
@@ -83,6 +83,13 @@
        jsr     hd_1sec
        move.l  d0,hdl_1sec(a3)
+ move.l d5,-(sp)
+       move.w  #250,d5                 ; wait 5 seconds (250 frames)
+       jsr     hd_1sec
+       dbra    d5,wait5s
+       move.l  (sp)+,d5
        lea     q40_wn1+2,a0            ; configured name
        lea     hdl_end(a3),a1          ; names lie after device defn (linkage) 
        bsr     norm_nm                 ; copy & normalise name

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