sQLux Foibles

Discussion and advice about emulating the QL on other machines.
User avatar
XorA
Super Gold Card
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:31 am
Location: Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby XorA » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:38 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Afternoon XorA,

That helped a lot! Thanks.

It only works in the GUI though, running in terminal mode - as my Pi Zero does, it made zero difference; it took 6 minutes 47 to get from start to exit with me waiting to type in F1 to pick the screen, any key to exit BOOT, then kill_uqlx to exit.

In the GUI though, it's miles better.

So, that solved my first problem, now, how do I get it to use the flipping internationalisation settings for a GB keyboard? Do you know? Everything else I run uses the correct settings, but sQLux seems to think it's using a US keyboard. I get an '@' sign when I want a double quote etc. (I'm not au-fait enough with SDL to figure it out yet.)


I haven't handled keymaps yet, it does a raw keycode->QL keymap, and PC keycodes are USA based.

I assume by terminal mode you mean running over X forwarding, SDL handles that particularly badly.

One of the reasons uQlx is faster is that it knowns when screen is damaged and only updates those peices. So its something I plan to try.

G


User avatar
NormanDunbar
Forum Moderator
Posts: 1227
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:04 am
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Contact:

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:24 pm

Keyboard: Ok, understood.

Terminal mode: I login to the Pi directly. Not over ssh - unlees I've bolloxed the login by using the full GL thingy! Pi boots to command line, not to GUI. I run startx if I need GUI.


Appreciate the info, as ever, thanks.


Cheers,
Norm.


Why do they put lightning conductors on churches?
Author of Arduino Software Internals - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arduino-Softwa ... 1484257898, https://www.apress.com/gb/book/9781484257890
User avatar
XorA
Super Gold Card
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:31 am
Location: Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby XorA » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:32 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Terminal mode: I login to the Pi directly. Not over ssh - unlees I've bolloxed the login by using the full GL thingy! Pi boots to command line, not to GUI. I run startx if I need GUI.


Wow that means writing to fbdev on Pi0 is insanely slow compared to writing to X11, odd considering X11 is obviously writing to the fbdev!


User avatar
XorA
Super Gold Card
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:31 am
Location: Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby XorA » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:36 pm

XorA wrote:
NormanDunbar wrote:Terminal mode: I login to the Pi directly. Not over ssh - unlees I've bolloxed the login by using the full GL thingy! Pi boots to command line, not to GUI. I run startx if I need GUI.


Wow that means writing to fbdev on Pi0 is insanely slow compared to writing to X11, odd considering X11 is obviously writing to the fbdev!


A follow up to this, I now have the Pi0 version of sQLux running at reasonable speed on the framebuffer (without X11), I'm just tracking down the last couple of bugs in my code and Ill send an update to github!


User avatar
XorA
Super Gold Card
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:31 am
Location: Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby XorA » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:39 pm

Image

That’s running in pi0


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


User avatar
NormanDunbar
Forum Moderator
Posts: 1227
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:04 am
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Contact:

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby NormanDunbar » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:45 pm

Thank you for this. I'll hopefully get a chance to try it out soon. I'll watch GitHub....


Cheers,
Norm.


Why do they put lightning conductors on churches?
Author of Arduino Software Internals - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arduino-Softwa ... 1484257898, https://www.apress.com/gb/book/9781484257890
User avatar
XorA
Super Gold Card
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:31 am
Location: Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby XorA » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:43 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Thank you for this. I'll hopefully get a chance to try it out soon. I'll watch GitHub....


Cheers,
Norm.


No problem, was changes I had meant to make for ages, anyway github is updated!


User avatar
dilwyn
Mr QL
Posts: 1712
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:39 pm

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby dilwyn » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:59 pm

XorA - there is nowadays a link to Sqlux fromt he emulators page on my site. Please can you check it's the correct and up to date link and if you'd prefer a different description.

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/emu/index.html


--
All things QL - http://www.dilwyn.me.uk
User avatar
XorA
Super Gold Card
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:31 am
Location: Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby XorA » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:09 pm

dilwyn wrote:XorA - there is nowadays a link to Sqlux fromt he emulators page on my site. Please can you check it's the correct and up to date link and if you'd prefer a different description.

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/emu/index.html


Looks fine to me at the moment, its still not quite ready for a v1.0 release!


User avatar
dilwyn
Mr QL
Posts: 1712
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:39 pm

Re: sQLux Foibles

Postby dilwyn » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:37 pm

OK, thanks XorA


--
All things QL - http://www.dilwyn.me.uk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests