Cumulus Issues

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by peacer » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:50 pm

Cheers to you all !

I want to inform you happily that I succesfully run my Cumulus first time today after months of trials and failures !

Dear friend Steve Marshall sent one of his working Oric Atmos to me and I received my new Atmos and had chance to try it with my cumulus.

In the first trial, something awful happened ! Smokes came out from my PSU unit which is supposed to give power to Atmos and microdisc together.

I don't know much about repairing in electronics and it was a devastating saddness after big enthusiasm to see if new Atmos and cumulus are working fine.

Fortunately my dad managed to mend it like McGyver and replaced all the burned diodes and PSU is recovered.

Then, I run the new Atmos without and with cumulus and this time everything went perfect !

I manage to run many disc images with cumulus and majority of them run perfectly. A few of the images stuck (like manic miner) but its not a problem at all.

So, it is clearly verified that, my own Atmos unit is not compatible with Cumulus maybe due to replaced memory chips. Cumulus is perfectly fine and running without any problem.

Thanks for all of friends here concerning my situation.

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This is my perfect Oric setup with Microdisc unit, Cumulus, mp3 media player to play tap files and two beloved Atmos's running Zip-n-zap of Twilighte.. Perhaps its one of my most happy days of my life..

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by Dbug » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:28 pm

Thanks for the update, and glad that it finally got sorted out :)

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by peacer » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:40 pm

Thanks :)

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by Chema » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:56 pm

Great! I am really happy to see you sorted it out at last!

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by peacer » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:19 pm

:) thanks to Steve

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by Hialmar » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:31 am

I can also confirm that Pocket's Cumulus works okay.

He lend it to me for some time. He hadn't used it before.

It works like a charm on my French Atmos (the ones that do not need a PSU for the SCART).

I will test it on other Silicium Oric 1 and Atmos. We have about 10 I think. I'll keep you posted if I see some that do not work.

I have bought the PSU recommended by Metadata and I use a 16 GB PNY SDHC Card. I tried a generic 2GB Micro-SD in an adapter but it didn't work.

PS: Just a precision, I'm still on the list and I still want a Cumulus for myself of course ;)
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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by iss » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:06 am

Does anyone have news from metadata? His last visit here is 2014.08.07. I hope he's doing fine!
I'm asking because with jorodr we have 2 broken Cumulus which we want to fix, but we have issues with Xilinx sources compilation - any help is appreciated!
PIC, EEPROM, displays, bus, cables are separately tested and they work...

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by Dbug » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:50 pm

iss wrote:Does anyone have news from metadata? His last visit here is 2014.08.07. I hope he's doing fine!
I'm asking because with jorodr we have 2 broken Cumulus which we want to fix, but we have issues with Xilinx sources compilation - any help is appreciated!
PIC, EEPROM, displays, bus, cables are separately tested and they work...
I sent him a message some time ago, and did not get any answer either.

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by coco.oric » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:37 am

iss wrote:we have issues with Xilinx sources compilation - any help is appreciated!
PIC, EEPROM, displays, bus, cables are separately tested and they work...
Hello, what do you mean by issues with xilinx compilation.
I succeeded in the compilation of the firmware with mplab suite.
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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by jorodr » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:06 am

Thanks coco.oric. We try to compile the source with Xilinx ISE. The compiler says that can't fit in such chip (XC95144XL). It's very strange. Can you send us your .jed file to try it?

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by iss » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:57 am

@coco.oric: You said "mplab suite" - probably you mean the firmware for the PIC - yes, it can be compiled fine.
We have problems with compilation for Xilinx i.e. the sources here: http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/ ... ulus/cpld/
We found 2 errors in 'Cumulus.VHDL':
line 62: EA14: out std_logic; <--- ';' should be removed
line 124: port map(......., DBG2, .......); <--- DBG2 is undefined
These 2 errors are easy to fix, but Xilinx ISE reports that compiled file "can't be fit" in XC95144XL chip.
So, we need help with "Xilinx ISE"? :?

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by Godzil » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:33 am

iss wrote:@coco.oric: You said "mplab suite" - probably you mean the firmware for the PIC - yes, it can be compiled fine.
We have problems with compilation for Xilinx i.e. the sources here: http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/ ... ulus/cpld/
We found 2 errors in 'Cumulus.VHDL':
line 62: EA14: out std_logic; <--- ';' should be removed
line 124: port map(......., DBG2, .......); <--- DBG2 is undefined
These 2 errors are easy to fix, but Xilinx ISE reports that compiled file "can't be fit" in XC95144XL chip.
So, we need help with "Xilinx ISE"? :?
/me will try to download ISE and take a look

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by Godzil » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:07 am

As a reminder:
metadata wrote:
Metadata: did you made inchanges in the VHDL Code? (I think you need to do at least one or the code won't synthetise..)
yes. you can't build the code as it is. There is a little error.
Change in Cumulus.VHDL:

port map(fdc_nCS, fdc_nRE, fdc_nWE, fdc_CLK, fdc_A, fdc_DALin, fdc_DALout, fdc_DRQ, fdc_IRQ, nRESET, nMWE, nMOE, MFS, MD, inMCRQ);
-- port map(fdc_nCS, fdc_nRE, fdc_nWE, fdc_CLK, fdc_A, fdc_DALin, fdc_DALout, fdc_DRQ, fdc_IRQ, nRESET, DBG2, nMWE, nMOE, MFS, MD, inMCRQ);

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by iss » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:31 am

@Godzil: Correct this fixes: DBG2 undefined bug.
EDIT: After playing with some "FIT" relater options I succeeded to generate Cumulus.jed file. There still 4-5 warnings but I think it's normal.
After we test this Xilinx file will post the results!

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Re: Cumulus Issues

Post by Steve M » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:48 pm

peacer wrote::) thanks to Steve
Think I owed you a favor. Glad it arrived OK.

(I'll dig out a Manic Minor - if I can find it.)

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