[Coco] Re: Re: NitrOS-9 newbie needs some help
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at boisypitre.com
Tue Aug 10 16:10:27 EDT 2004
On Aug 10, 2004, at 2:47 PM, Charlie wrote:
> Thanks for the info Mark. When I jump 20 years to today I look to my
> left at
> my AMD3000+ with a gig of ram and 120 gigs of storage. When I play
> with my
> favorite "little" computers I grew up using I use my COCO3 and MC-10.
> 2 have been getting much more time from me than the x86 system of
> I do play with Nitros-9 a lot. Everytime I try a new release I find
> something that discourages me. This latest version was working out
> until I tried to view some pictures files with my favorite command
> and I was getting an error 184. This might not even be the fault of
> but it all works under OS-9.
View 4.4 works for me. I displayed a GIF file just fine yesterday
afternoon with it. What version of view are you using? What type of
file are you displaying?
> I'd really really like to know how to make the /TERM window white text
> all black.
display 1b 32 0 1b 33 2 1b 34 2 c
> My OS-9 tells me details with error messages, Nitros-9 just tells me an
> error number.
Make a new boot disk which includes os9p3_errmsg.
> My OS-9 is very custom. Most of my commands were hacked up by a guy
> "Randy" back in the Delphi sig days.
> My dsave works way different, and my attr uses wildcards.... things
To use dsave, you must chd to the source directory, then dsave to the
destination. For example, to dsave from /d0 to /d1, do:
dsave /d1 ! shell -p
I'll grant you that attr badly needs an update.
> I know the Nitros-9 guys are working on documentation, and that is
> what I
> think will make Nitros-9 much much better.
Eventually it will get done.
> Don't get me wrong I'm 100% into using Nitros-9, but knowing as little
> as I
> do about how it works, it is very easy to get frustrated.
Until documentation is available, just ask questions like you're doing
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