[vcf-midatlantic] ADTPro ** fixed
evan at snarc.net
Wed May 25 00:42:42 EDT 2016
Huge thank-you to Paul H. and Stephen E. -- they both gave me a couple
of hours of Skyping and a group Facebook chat last night and tonight --
and now my ADTPro is fixed. Ubuntu talking to Apple II, it's a beautiful
I suppose you all want to know what was the problem. The answer is, we
don't really know!!! After trying a million Linux commands and editing
files and upgrading my OS from Ubuntu 14 32-bit to Ubuntu 16 64-bit and
having it STILL not work, we finally decided it must be a BIOS problem.
Got into the BIOS (itself quite a challenge, you'd be surprised! Had to
unplug my main drive's SATA cable because GRUB started too fast and all
the usual BIOS-entering keys weren't working, so we forced it) ... but
it said Serial Port A was already enabled. :( Bummer, we really thought
that might be problem with it being * disabled *. Exited the BIOS to try
something else, plugged the SATA back in, and ..... suddenly it was
fixed. We didn't actually DO anything. So... WTF??? (Technically not
true, I did make one BIOS change -- enabled the logo splash screen so I
could enter BIOS more easily in the future, but that seems irrelevant.)
So it works now. ADTPro connects by serial and the bootstrapping menu is
no longer grayed out.
Why? Who knows!
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