cevoner2000 wrote: ↑30.05.2022 - 16:23
Back in 2014 you helped me get online with Roadshow. Well, now I have changed to OS 3.2.1 and I had to reinstall it and I cannot get online again. My IPs have changed and I have 2 Amigas: one with Mediator with a DFE 530TX card and one with a 3c589 PCMCIA card which worked well with OS3.9. Both display same message.
When I use addnetinterfaces I get "Could not add interface "name" (input/output error)" message no matter what I change in routes, networks, or name_resolution. I moved the 3c589 and MediatorFAST between storage and devs with no change. I had to reinstall Roadshow and updated to 1.14.
My IPs on network are attached when I enter arp -a on my PC. 10.0.0.1 is my router.
Can you help me again? I don't know what is going on here. Both cards are blinking and seem to be live.
It was a simple solution last time. Thanks for your time.
Charles Voner USA
Which type of Amiga are you using, exactly? Did you upgrade your Amiga OS ROM to the 3.2.1 version or are you perhaps still using an Amiga OS 3.2 ROM?
I am asking because Amiga OS 3.2 attempted to rework how the PCMCIA card configuration deals with other expansions sharing the same memory space. Prior to these changes, overlaps could be produced with baffling consequences, rendering the system unstable for no apparent reason. With these changes present, some devices are no longer configured at system startup time because of overlapping memory space ranges. The Amiga OS 3.2.1 ROM reverted to the original Kickstart 3.1 PCMCIA code because the side-effects of fixing the issues were disheartening
Basically, the problem is a hardware issue which the original Commodore engineers who designed the PCMCIA interface never got around to address. PCMCIA being new in 1992 (when the Amiga 600 was the first machine to feature it) they likely never had access to enough varied samples to test with.
So, on the one hand you have fixes in Amiga OS 3.2 which attempt to render the system more stable, on the other hand you have the side-effect of some devices no longer working out of the box which previously appeared to work fine (but only by lucky accident).
This is as far as I can claim to understand what might be going on here. I am not a hardware guy. From what I recall, it may make a difference if your system starts with the PCMCIA card already plugged in as compared to plugging it in after you have started the system.