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Realname: Wouter Rademaker
About me:My first BBC I bought in a second hand store in 1989 My first 32 bit Acorn, a A340 with SCSI-harddisk but a non-working floppy, I found next to the waste container around 1991. See my website for my present collection of Acorn's and other real computers
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

Why would a filesystem loaded from firmware give beter performance?

Maybe the firmware can emulate one or more poduleroms (from file?) supporting non-RISC OS filesystems and/or partitontables so you can boot from those? A bit like you can put drivers in Amiga Rigid Disk Block. But for that the foreign filesystem needs to have implemented RISC OS filetypes in some way.

 is a RISC OS Useregel on 3/9/09 10:12AM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

ViewFinder software version 1.75 is now available via :

[link]

Simply follow the instructions.

From 'Updates' :

- Bugfix : monitor's maximum linerate setting (as flashed) was never effective, since it wasn't observed correctly. - Bugfix : the flash utility sometimes (if only rarely) failed to program the 29C512 due to an undiscovered timing sensitivity. - Added support for dual-head DVI output. The specifications of the second DVI capable monitor can be specified via the flash utility. - In dual-head setups, the second head no longer needs to display the same vertical resolution as the first (i.e. the vertical resolution can now be specified via *ViewFinderMode). - Added '*Configure ViewFinderDVIScaling' option, which selects the monitor (0) or the AGP card (1) to perform scaling (to the monitor's native resolution). The AGP card cannot scale the second head, so 0 is the recommended setting for dual-head DVI operation. - Changed dual-head mode related syntax of *ViewFinderMode.

 is a RISC OS Useregel on 31/8/09 5:47PM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

So only when using the RISC OS 6 video abstraction interface a larger part of the drawing operations are acceleratable, can a V-pod be faster, compared with a viewfinder under RISC OS 4? That could be possible, but why would a viewfinder under RISC OS 6 be slower than a V-pod? Inefficient driver or does the RISC OS 6 video abstraction interface uses many drawing operations that can only be accelerated on a SM500/SM501?

 is a RISC OS Useregel on 20/8/09 12:35PM
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On Prototype Acorn Unix-powered A680 lands on eBay:

It is a Rodime RO3000S SCSI drive according to boot screen

 is a RISC OS Useregel on 17/8/09 11:41AM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

Pre RISC OS Six only. It's a Radeon AGP card.

 is a RISC OS Useregel on 14/8/09 8:08PM
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