bbraun wrote:FWIW, I think the pin is not configured as output by default on the IIx either. I needed to set the direction otherwise the IIx wouldn't power off. This might be a safety mechanism to prevent accidental bugs that might write to that address from hard powering off the machine.
That makes much more sense, yes. Fortunately, the sophisticated Custom Shutdown Procedures of the Shutdown Manager came to the rescue!
Yeah, it makes a great super-wide for the M8 (16mm equiv.) On film, it's just insaneTrash80toHP_Mini wrote:12mm on an M-8, NICE!
The M8 is not as smooth as your M3 (I got an M2 too) but it's a great tool. You end up taking much less pictures with it than any other digicam, but better ones.
Glad you like my pics. I can always hide behind the I'm just a collector, I was only exercising the shutter cliché
I see you've got a Mac II and a Mac IIx from your sig. Is there any chance you could run SlotInfo from the Gauge Series to let me know if anything shows up in PseudoSlot $00
Sure! I'm doing that on the IIx because the II is being recapped...
Extra info on it says nothing more.
But with, ahem, a custom IIci ROM I get a slot 0 similar to yours. There is some extra info about it:
BTW, these captures were taken on the IIx, transferred via floppy to the SE/30, then emailed as attachments to the MacMini where I'm writing this, for easier (read: faster) editing
Sure! Both the IIsi and the ATX are soft-power capable, it's just a matter of "translating" the PFW line from the Mac to the PS_ON signal required by the PSU. A simple transistor as inverter will do. Here's my proof of concept:So I ought to be able to get my IIsi to act like a IIsi with an ATX transplant?
One end of the resistor is hooked at the +5 TRKL line, simulating the PFW signal. When I put the other end of the resistor in contact with the transistor base, the PSU fires up. As soon as the base is disconnected, the PSU shuts down.
At your side of the pond, you're more likely to use a 2N3904 or similar transistor, instead of the BC547 I had at hand... then your collector & emitter connections will be reversed!
That simple circuit is all that is needed for any soft-power capable vintage Macintosh to use the feature with an ATX PSU. The problem with compacts and other non-soft-power enabled Macs is that they don't generate the PFW signal, thus our hassle with the VIA, INITs etc. But as long as you manage to get a PFW signal, this very same simple transistor circuit will switch the ATX accordingly.
Now, as soon as I get some time, I'll prototype a bit on the switching box and then build it!
THANKS A LOT TO ALL!!!