install dopus on regular IcAROS

Introduction :   Yepa, that’s fantastic : DOpus 5.9 has finally been released, 15 years after the 5.89. http://aros-exec.org/modules/news/index.php?storytopic=4 That’s really fantastic, and I can hear the sounds of many people saying, I want it running on my IcAros ! There are two main ways to get DOpus running on IcAROS : – Install DOpus…


smb share on linux with amiga 1200 and easynet pcmcia eth

I’ve made an article about this for IcAROS http://thewetmachine.net/?p=755, so, now, one is needed for Amiga 1200 classic. The best way to surf the network, download programs, … today with an amiga 1200 classic is its original case, is buying an easynet pcmcia card : http://amiga.amedia-computer.com/index.php/catalogue/infos/1/1/LC_EASYNETRJ45 For me network is better than sharing usb keys,…


access amiga FFS Hard Drive (or CF) under ubuntu

Today a simple trick. It is sometimes needed for us, amigans, to access the internal hard drive (or compact flash) that fits normaly inside our beloved Amiga 1200. Many articles around the internet speak about accessing it from Win-UAE under Windows, but I did not find many of them speaking about accessing it under Ubuntu….


making your HxC slim floppy emulator work with your Amiga 1200 ESCOM

The problem : When I received my HxC slim floppy drive emulator, I was very excited. My original floppy drive was 15 years old, and was not working properly, making a lot of noise, and killed 2 of my floppies. When I plug it into my amiga and switch it on, nothing seems to work…


OWB problem with the SSL CA cert on IcAROS

What versions ? This article is about those software versions : – Odyssey Web Browser (OWB) v 1.16.2 – IcAROS 1.5.2-2 Your question can be : I have problem surfing in https with OWB. It says that he has a problem with the SSL CA certificate. This can be an error 60 : Unable to…


share over the network between IcAROS and Ubuntu

Introduction : Sharing files over the network is something like an obligation nowadays. I personnally don’t like Windows, so I won’t speak about this side. I prefer the dark side : linux, especially ubuntu (here 12.04LTS). Anyway, samba is samba, so it should work with every linux distrib. As we speak about computering @home, we…


my IcAROS /boot/grub/grub.cfg file (only icaros before 1.5.2)

I gives this to you to explain how you can play with graphical modes (cf this post) and switch between VESA and NATIVE modes under IcAROS. The first menu entry is begining at the line menuentry “Icaros Desktop”. The first entry in the list is the one that will be used by default. There is…


playing with graphical modes inside IcAROS (VESA/native nouveau.hidd)

VESA : VESA is perfect for compatibility with ALL the gfx cards. For more informations about VESA : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA But it is slow, and Warp 3D is badly supported. Also, you can have problems changing graphical modes (need to restart the comp’), or even finding a mode that fits your needs and your screen (for…


install AROS hosted i386 on linux ubuntu

This is quite simple, but requires to follow some important steps. After done, you’ll be able to get an AROS window opening just after the login screeen. I’ve seen many tutorials or posts where they explain how not to have to care about the password, but I think that if you want to get to…


ubuntu light install

This article is meant to explain simply, and step by step, how to create a light installation of ubuntu 12.04LTS. Unity, Gnome, KDE are very heavy. It cannot run there, on my DELL Optiplex GX280 2Gb RAM. This is quite a challenge to have a modern environment on such an old comp (at least 6-8…


my openbox autostart file

For use with the openbox windows manager package (have a look to this article about installing a light ubuntu 12.04LTS). This file should be placed there : ~/.config/openbox/autostart The modified or added lines are Bold/Italic….


TOSEC Project

http://www.amigaimpact.org/forums/topic/le-projet-tosec/ http://www.tosecdev.org/ https://archive.org/details/Commodore_Amiga_TOSEC_2012_04_10    


Installing Amiga OS from Amiga Forever CD

1) Prerequisites : Install an ubuntu 12.04LTS server 64bits (follow this article). Install E-UAE sdl 32bits (follow this article). An amiga OS source for the system files. Here I’ll do everything from the Amiga Forever 2010 DVD. 2) Copy the content of the DVD :…


Installing E-UAE sdl 32bits on ubuntu 64bits

1) Prerequisites : You should have first installed your ubuntu server 64bits in the way written in this article. ia32-utils is fundamental to use e-uae 32bits on your 64bits installation. [it has been replaced by lib32ncurses5 and lib32z1 since] 2) Why 32bits on 64bits ? Most of the times, 64bits codes are faster than 32bits…


some photos of my Flash disk as HD Drive & HxC Slim FD Drive emulator

Hi folks, This time just some photos, that could help you to get your Flash Disk and your HxC drive emulator work in your A1200. -First attempt : i’ve connected the Flash drive in the wrong orientation -> don’t work ! 🙂 -Second attempt : after returning the flash drive cable, it worked perfectly. So,…


the amiga demo scene

The Scene : Historically, the scene was born with the C64 computer. It was a group of peoples, all around the globe, who were much more interested in exploring the capacities of their machines (and at the same times theirs !) than simply playing games. They wanted to know/show how much pixels could be written…


the Amiga OS Workbench

Generalities : Every modern OS comes with a human understandable interface called a “Graphical User Interface”. The first idea of a GUI comes from the 60s and the reflexion about HMI (Human-Machine Interface). You use a GUI everyday, so maybe you don’t even think about it, but, if you think about the beginnings, the first…


what is the “Amiga” computer range ?

Amiga was a computer family which had its glory time in 1990’s. The name of the first designed amiga-machine was “Amiga 1000” or “A1000”. It included a 256Kb memory, 1 3,5″ disk drive, a desktop tower, a mouse and a keyboard. It could be linked to your tv screen. The “kickstart” (the main system software…


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