[Coco] Serial Port file transfers
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Nov 10 20:43:49 EST 2006
On Friday 10 November 2006 16:32, Jim Hickle wrote:
>"L. Curtis Boyle" <curtisboyle at sasktel.net> wrote: On Mon, 06 Nov 2006
> 00:30:52 -0600, Gene Heskett
>> On Sunday 05 November 2006 23:03, Jim Hickle wrote:
>>> What sort of speeds should I be expecting from a 512k CoCo running
>>> NitrOS9, with an RS-232 pack connected to a Linux system's serial
>>> port? I'm trying to transfer files and it's taking forever using
>>> floppies and the PCDos program.
>> Years ago now, I was using an amiga-2000-040 and Olaf Barthels term4.7
>> to measure that. I was getting around 740 cps with the interfaces set
>> for 9600 on a nitros9-1.15 system, and about 430 cps with a stock 512k
>> coco3. This was using the auto-trigger of rz/sz-3.36 with supercom-2.3
>> for the term program on the coco3's. Using the 7-wire protocol for
>> flow control, not xon/xoff.
> This was using Nitros9 as originally intended on a 6309 chip... I
>don't know if Jim is using a 6809 or 6309 chip in his scenario. I know I
>used to get about 700-800 CPS with a 9600 connection with RZ/SZ (which
>really needs a rewrite to use proper buffering to speed it up), and with
> a 38400 connection (Eliminator from Frank Hogg Labs), I could get 2000+
> cps with Ymodem/Ymodem batch. If you have the Randy RS-232 pak, then
> about 1700-1800 cps would probably be the max with X/Ymodem (x is
> slower, since it has more overhead) using a decent term program like
> Supercomm or OSTerm. Once again, running the 6809 version of Nitros9
> might be a bit slower; I am basing on the 6309 version.
>I have a stock 512k 6809 CoCo 3 running Nitros9 v 3.2.6.
>Using X-Modem, with the port set at 4800 bps, downloads to the coco are
> 380 cps. With the port set to 9600 bps, downloads drop to 188 cps.
>I found my old SACIA disk, which keeps giving me CRC errors when I try
> to read it. Haven't put SACIA into a bootfile yet because I've been
> fighting a bootlist order problem whilst adding a ram disk.
>(OOOO! I just remembered that the SACIA driver and a t2 descriptor can
> be loaded AFTER system boot. )
>Ever the optimist, I tried 'xmode /t2 par=2 xtp=8' like in the SACIA
> instructions, but it didn't help.
Can you repost those instructions, Jim? That help file was one of the
casualties of my buggy B&B setup.
>I shall keep trying.
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