[Coladam] Issues with Printer

Craig Lindholm eclindholm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 04:42:52 CET 2010

Thanks Ron, I will take a look

On 01/07/2010 04:09 PM, Ronald Mitchell wrote:
> Hmmmm.
> As you know, the printer is also the power supply to the entire
> computer. I do know that the output voltages can change on the
> printer. Those of us who hooked up hard drive interface cards to the
> ADAM motherboard (the original BJ Lingrel installation) found that the
> output from some printers would be sufficient to drive the extra card,
> but would result in the video chip not getting quite enough juice, and
> hence, strange colours on the video screen. Switch printers, and all
> was well for a while. Some worked, some caused problems. 
> So it might well be that components have changed their electrical
> characteristics with age.  Again, just a wild guess, and I could be
> completely wrong. (Been known to happen).
> By the way, the ADAM emulator site has available a version that can be
> compiled for the Linux Platform. I think that's what the original was
> first written for. It's up there on Marcel deKogel's site. One of my
> ongoing challenges one of these days is to do what Dale Wick and Geoff
> Oltmans and others  have already done and compile a version of ADAMEM
> to run on my Linux box here. I just want to see if I can do it.  That
> would eliminate the house of cards you described with one emulator
> running atop another.  
> Ron

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