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Offline asrael22

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2018, 10:15:25 PM »
Just installed 1.8.3 today in my A4000.
But there is no gfx output on the HDMi port after boot.
I have to soft-reset to make it show something.

Manfred
 

Offline asrael22

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2018, 02:49:49 PM »
Quote from: asrael22;834630
Just installed 1.8.3 today in my A4000.
But there is no gfx output on the HDMi port after boot.
I have to soft-reset to make it show something.

Manfred


Also the display goes to sleep mode after a while because there seems to be no signal at all.

Another question: how are the performance improvements progressing?
I think there is still a lot of room for higher speed. :)


Manfred
 

Offline madgrizzle

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2018, 03:24:25 PM »
You had it working on a previous version?  Was the card in the Amiga or outside the amiga when you flashed 1.8.3.
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Offline asrael22

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2018, 04:44:41 PM »
Quote from: madgrizzle;834663
You had it working on a previous version?  Was the card in the Amiga or outside the amiga when you flashed 1.8.3.

Yes, the last version that was on it was 1.7.1 I believe.

I flashed it while still in the Amiga using the procedure described here.
But I should have updated the drivers first because after flashing it would display only garbage.

Anyway, after powering on the Amiga (4000D), I wait 2-5 secs and make a soft-reset, then I get a picture.
Seems like some timing issue to me.


Manfred
 

Offline asrael22

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2018, 02:03:36 PM »
Additionally it seems like the 8 bit screen modes are unstable. They start to flicker and after a while the screen gets black.
Switching back to 16 bit screenmode whcih is used on Workbench it's all good again.

Is there anything I can do to determine what the problem is?
Hmm, all worked pretty well on 1.7.1. So I'll try restoring to 1.7.1 and see if the problem are gone.
 

Offline madgrizzle

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2018, 04:54:37 PM »
Have you tried emailing the developer?  Lukas' email is at the bottom of his product webpage.  He's been responsive in the past (though hasn't always responded to the first email.. a followup seems to help).  He's working on another project (a DIY laptop), so he might not be visiting this thread consistently.

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Offline F1Lupo

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2021, 06:36:39 PM »
SOOOO finally got a response from their official MNT forum https://community.mnt.re/ and the response is:
"Hi, unfortunately we don’t have any resources to work on VA2000 firmware at the moment. But the firmware and drivers are completely open source, so anyone competent in Verilog and C could add such functionality."
..so any fellow VA2000 users here that are competent in Verilog and C

must admit I'm disappointed in MNT for not taking the time to update a product which is only a few years old for their customers but it is what it is

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Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2021, 04:10:56 PM »
And what question did you ask?
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2021, 04:45:54 AM »
And what question did you ask?
asked for MNT to update the firmware for us VA2000 owners so we could use screen dragging with OS3.2 and newest version of P96....was hoping to hear yes but we're busy now type of thing but oh well it's not that the card won't work without it but still would be cool to do some screen dragging on my A4000 with my VA2000 RTG card bought new from MNT a few years ago
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Offline QuikSanz

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2021, 01:29:27 AM »

Was looking at the ZZ9000 for my 4000T but without coders to do MP3 arm decoders and so on it will never be done I fear.
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2021, 10:24:12 PM »
hmm so firmware update for ZZ9000 today for screen dragging on Twitter but no love for VA2000 owners ???
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: VA2000 Support Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2021, 10:52:36 PM »
well what do you know...I tried window screen dragging with OS3.2 in my A4000 with VA2000 and it actually works! only works going off to the sides but it works
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