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Robert Krten

The Royal We

Post by Robert Krten » Wed May 15, 2002 3:18 pm

Continuing the thread from advocacy in a more appropriate place.
Check out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A281521

Thanks to JohnO at qnx for the lead...

Cheers,
-RK

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Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS)

Diagnostic Software

Post by Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS) » Wed May 15, 2002 5:29 pm

What are people using these days for PC diagnostic software (X86)?

In the past I have used MicroScope 2000 and was reasonably impressed with
it. I need to buy something new and was wondering if I should just get the
latest copy or try something else.

Has anyone ever written a complete library of diagnostic software for QNX?
I'd be interested in that too.

Ian Zagorskih

Re: Diagnostic Software

Post by Ian Zagorskih » Wed May 15, 2002 5:53 pm

"Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS)" <QTPS@EarthLink.net> wrote in message
news:abu57o$g7n$1@inn.qnx.com...
What are people using these days for PC diagnostic software (X86)?

In the past I have used MicroScope 2000 and was reasonably impressed with
it. I need to buy something new and was wondering if I should just get
the
latest copy or try something else.

Has anyone ever written a complete library of diagnostic software for QNX?
I'd be interested in that too.
What should do this diagnostic software for QNX ?

// wbr

Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS)

Re: Diagnostic Software

Post by Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS) » Wed May 15, 2002 5:58 pm

Hi Ian

I don't understand your question. I am looking for software that runs
exhaustive memory test and at least basic tests of all standard peripherals.

What is prompting me to do this is that I have several systems that come up
with a RAM Memory test failure when rebooted, even via a reset switch,
unless powered down first. I assume that this is a hardware failure of some
kind. But as long as the systems are powered down and back up they do work
fine.

"Ian Zagorskih" <NOSPAM-ianzag@mail.ru> wrote in message
news:abu6l6$h2f$1@inn.qnx.com...

What should do this diagnostic software for QNX ?

Ian Zagorskih

Re: Diagnostic Software

Post by Ian Zagorskih » Wed May 15, 2002 6:37 pm

"Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS)" <QTPS@EarthLink.net> wrote in message
news:abu6u7$h4r$1@inn.qnx.com...
Hi Ian

I don't understand your question. I am looking for software that runs
exhaustive memory test and at least basic tests of all standard
peripherals.
Sorry, that's just i didn't understand your question :)
What is prompting me to do this is that I have several systems that come
up
with a RAM Memory test failure when rebooted, even via a reset switch,
unless powered down first. I assume that this is a hardware failure of
some
kind. But as long as the systems are powered down and back up they do
work
fine.

"Ian Zagorskih" <NOSPAM-ianzag@mail.ru> wrote in message
news:abu6l6$h2f$1@inn.qnx.com...


What should do this diagnostic software for QNX ?
Well, as far as i know there are no alike tools which would perform a
complex system test. Lots for DOS buf i'v never saw them for QNX[4]. Maybe i
just missed smth.

But easy memory test can be done by hands. More complicated test with
attempt to access physical memory is more complicated but also possible.

Peripherials.. Depends. Serial ports are tested fine with simple loopback
code. Keyboard/ps2 mouse controller after some magic also. CMOS test also
simple. I guess video and ATA/ATAPI stuff requires the heavy black magic :)

// wbr

Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS)

Re: Diagnostic Software

Post by Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS) » Wed May 15, 2002 6:57 pm

Well for starters I'll take any recommendation for any product no matter
what it runs under.

The microscope product is nice because the diskette is bootable. It runs
under it's own OS and is therefore OS independent.

"Ian Zagorskih" <NOSPAM-ianzag@mail.ru> wrote in message
news:abu974$iue$1@inn.qnx.com...
"Bill Caroselli (Q-TPS)" <QTPS@EarthLink.net> wrote in message
news:abu6u7$h4r$1@inn.qnx.com...
Hi Ian

I don't understand your question. I am looking for software that runs
exhaustive memory test and at least basic tests of all standard
peripherals.

Sorry, that's just i didn't understand your question :)

What is prompting me to do this is that I have several systems that come
up
with a RAM Memory test failure when rebooted, even via a reset switch,
unless powered down first. I assume that this is a hardware failure of
some
kind. But as long as the systems are powered down and back up they do
work
fine.

"Ian Zagorskih" <NOSPAM-ianzag@mail.ru> wrote in message
news:abu6l6$h2f$1@inn.qnx.com...


What should do this diagnostic software for QNX ?


Well, as far as i know there are no alike tools which would perform a
complex system test. Lots for DOS buf i'v never saw them for QNX[4]. Maybe
i
just missed smth.

But easy memory test can be done by hands. More complicated test with
attempt to access physical memory is more complicated but also possible.

Peripherials.. Depends. Serial ports are tested fine with simple loopback
code. Keyboard/ps2 mouse controller after some magic also. CMOS test also
simple. I guess video and ATA/ATAPI stuff requires the heavy black magic
:)

// wbr


Mitchell Schoenbrun

Re: The Royal We

Post by Mitchell Schoenbrun » Thu May 16, 2002 12:37 am

Previously, Robert Krten wrote in qdn.cafe:
Continuing the thread from advocacy in a more appropriate place.
Check out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A281521

Thanks to JohnO at qnx for the lead...
Or how about this comment that someone left further on.


" I always thought that the royal 'we' came from the
medieval idea of the divine right of kings (and queens).
The 'we' in effect refers to the monarch and God".



Mitchell Schoenbrun --------- maschoen@pobox.com

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