[Coco] SuperComm v1.07 screen artifacts

Travis Poppe travispoppe at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 02:49:36 EDT 2016

I suspect it is the old GIME chip in this machine. If I recall, I looked it
up once and it is the original.

Sorry to hear about all of the chaos! Hope you get your CoCo stuff up and
going again soon.

Best regards,

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 12:20 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:

> On Tuesday 16 August 2016 01:38:59 Travis Poppe wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > Is it normal for SuperComm (via RGB2VGA) to display noise on the
> > screen the entire time it is running? i.e. random dots everywhere.
> >
> > P.S. I am sending this email from NitrOS9 over DriveWire 4. :)
> >
> > Best regards,
> > --
> > Travis Poppe
> > IRC: tlp on irc.freenode.net
> I have not noted any such noise with my setup, currently feeding an old
> POS lcd touch screen monitor with one of the later versions of Roy
> Justice's convertor.  This reminds me of the earlier coco3's that had
> the noisy gime chips.
> I should advise the list that my coco3 is turned off as we had major
> construction work ($13k worth) done in the basement in the form of
> cutting an inside drainage ditch hooked to a drain sump and pumping
> facility, to put an end to the constant flooding, and had the front
> basement wall re-enforced with a 4" I beam against it every 4 feet, and
> that resulted in most of our stuff being displaced, and much of it still
> covered with the cement dust of the demolition work done with jack
> hammers to dig the ditch for the plastic trenching, which was then
> cemented over again, but the cleanup and put it back together again is
> being done as my back allows but progress is slow.  Wearing out a
> shop-vac and one of those hoover hard floor wet mop and vacuum cleaner
> combo's.
> So my coco stuff will need to be unhooked and taken to the front deck for
> a liberal blow out the grit job with a 90 psi air hose before it gets
> fired up again.  Thats a cooler weather project for sure.  And while the
> weather folks keep promising a break in the 90F+ heat, its not
> materialized here yet, 95F yesterday.  Its always promised for about a
> week out.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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