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For Sale / Wanted / Re: wtb: 68HC11 "tiny" board
« Last post by DiTBho on Today at 02:01:04 pm »
Yes, there smaller ones, with less components and features.
As "plan B", I can design my PCB and assemble my board if I can't find anything around  :D
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I could installed 1.15 on top of 1.14 at least twice. So I can confirm, that this works, but as you already found out, it does not work reliably. It took me around 1 to 5 retries to get a new condi firmware installed, no matter what version it was. If I recall it correctly the installer app did not crash but just reported that the upgrade failed after some time. Then I could just restart.
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hello

I followed the guide from the PC support page to install their image of linux on my cosmo. I was unable to get the firmware for codi updated to v1.15 as the android app crashes when I try to point it to the 1.15 firmware update file. Linux is installed and running and I'm able to use WIFI to connect to the internet. However, when I try to use the phone or messaging apps I get a 'no network available' error.

I'm guessing this has something to do with the codi firmware being at 1.14 instead of 1.15 though I'm not sure why that would be the case.

My questions are:

1. how did y'all get the codi firmware updated to 1.15 when the android app crashes when you attempt to manually update the firmware?
2. has anyone else encountered this error, and if so, how did you overcome it?

ty ;D
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For Sale / Wanted / Re: wtb: 68HC11 "tiny" board
« Last post by Varti on February 27, 2021, 03:25:41 pm »
Is this one of those big Motorola development boards you're referring to? So are there smaller boards than this around?

https://www.futurlec.com/CP68HC11DevBrd.shtml

Varti
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Fin/Swe keyboard layout
« Last post by gymbo on February 27, 2021, 11:21:51 am »
What makes Ä so relatively common in Swedish, is probably the word "är", which means "is". According to that cryptography page, it's the sixth most common Swedish word, after i(I), och(and), en(a), av(of) and som(as). We find an Å in the eighth most common word på(on) while the first Ö is found in the twelfth most common word för(for). In the top thirty Swedish words, there are a few more with Å and Ä in them, but no Ö.
(My highlighting...)

Isn't "i" in Swedish the same as in Norwegian: "In" or "inside"?

I know that "I" is used in some Norwegian dialects as "I", but don't think I have seen/heard it as such in Swedish??
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Cosmo Communicator - CoDi / Codi firmware update stays at 0%
« Last post by snerd on February 26, 2021, 06:45:44 pm »
Hi all,

I just got my Cosmo today and am bummed to see how dorked up the firmware update process is for Codi. Basically I turned the unit on, saw the notification to update Codi, I clicked the notification, the firmware update failed, and now Codi is totally unresponsive. I've tried the usual stuff:

* reboot
* factory reset
* enabling 'do not disturb' and 'airplane mode'
* manual firmware update

nothing. the Codi version reads as 'Unknown' The best I seem to be able to do is to start the firmware update and have it sit there at 0%. The message says 'Flashing resource image' but nothing seems to be happening. It's been over an hour.

I've seen on these forums and elsewhere that the firmware updating process is super-jenky and folks have had to try multiple times (dozens in some cases) to get anything to happen. My question to y'all is whether or not the update process sitting at 0% for a long period of time is normal? At what point does 0% becomes something non-zero?

thanks!



*EDIT*

found this which got me further along:
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36139.msg294968#msg294968

Basically - what I did was
1. download the files
2. point the Cover Display Assistant to the firmware file via the 'advanced' menu
3. as the poster suggested, I ignored the 'app keeps crashing' error
4. went back into the Cover Display Assistant
5. turned Codi off via the android settings menu
6. flashed

the progress bar is movinating !!!!!!!
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Fin/Swe keyboard layout
« Last post by Daniel W on February 26, 2021, 04:08:14 pm »
While designing their Fin/Swe, layout I guess Planet, when they saw that a Fin/Swe PC keyboard has eleven letters on two of its rows, just moved the two rightmost letters to the Fn layer and called it good, thinking "Well, Finns and Swedes are both used to have Ö next to L", which isn't incorrect, but perhaps not the best adaptation to a "no more than ten letters per row" layout. Unless sufficient noise can be made about it, I doubt they will change it, though. If they'd make an official keyboard remapping tool, they could start selling a selection of key caps to those wanting to customize. I'd gladly pay €10 for an Ä key cap.

What makes Ä so relatively common in Swedish, is probably the word "är", which means "is". According to that cryptography page, it's the sixth most common Swedish word, after i(I), och(and), en(a), av(of) and som(as). We find an Å in the eighth most common word på(on) while the first Ö is found in the twelfth most common word för(for). In the top thirty Swedish words, there are a few more with Å and Ä in them, but no Ö.

On a side note, han(he) is the sixteenth most common word, while hon(she) doesn't even make the top thirty. It seems we still are a fair bit away from gender equality...
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For Sale / Wanted / wtb: 68HC11 "tiny" board
« Last post by DiTBho on February 26, 2021, 12:29:19 pm »
hi
Years ago on eBay there were small and tiny 68HC11 boards. Nowadays it seems there is only something located in the US, and it's almost some Motorola kit, so too big for what I'd like to do.

Grifo in Italy has still something for sale, but they ask 250 euro shipped and this is really crazy price.

I am looking for a little 68HC11 board, with at least 8Kbyte of ram, and 8Kbyte of ROM.

If anyone has one for sale, or know where I can buy one, please let me know. My max budget is 130 euro shipped.

Thanks.
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Fin/Swe keyboard layout
« Last post by Zarhan on February 26, 2021, 09:58:05 am »
As natively Swedish I'm not sure I agree, and neither does Wikipedia

Standing corrected. It's just an impression that I have of Swedish. "Ö, ö, hö ö; hö ö mö" and all that...

With Finnish the difference is definitely more pronounced, http://practicalcryptography.com/cryptanalysis/letter-frequencies-various-languages/finnish-letter-frequencies/ says Ä:3.58, Ö:0.44.
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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: squeeky hinges
« Last post by Daniel W on February 25, 2021, 03:20:32 pm »
Hm... that looks a lot like my middle hinge, only worse.

I posted a picture of mine, a little over seven months ago, in the daily driver thread. It looked like this:
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As far as I can tell, mine still looks very much the same, so mine doesn't seem to be gettings worse. Thus far, it works fine.

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