Re: [NTLK] [OT] OS 9 help needed.

From: Daniel Jagendorf <>
Date: Tue Apr 01 2008 - 23:14:40 EDT

On Apr 1, 2008, at 9:20 AM, wrote:

> Hi again,
> I'm still unable to connect either of my Newtons to my WallStreet
> PowerBook running OS 9.2.2. I have followed the directions exactly as
> outlined in the manual for NCU - I've even tried a fresh install of
> it.
> Here's the situation: When I try to dock one of my Newtons
> (either one
> - a 2000U or a 2100) it refuses to see the serial connection. I
> start the
> computer with the device hooked up: Dongle into Newton, then Serial
> cable

Make sure the Newton is turned off before you plug in the dongle.
Plugging in will wake the newt: it won't see the dongle otherwise.
You should have everything else attached to begin with (the computer
on, ncu running, serial cable plugged into your serial port, etc.
Make sure the setting in dock is for plain "Serial", no speeds no
In preferences for ncu make sure it's set to your serial port.

> into WallStreet and then into Newton. Turn on computer. Start
> NCU. Open
> "Properties" - select "Printer / Modem" port. Click OK. Open
> "Dock" on the
> Newt. Select "Serial". Try "Connect" - and... Nothing! Error
> message
> given says that the connection was stopped because there was no
> response.
> That's the same error I keep getting when I try to connect using
> NCX on
> either of my OS X Macs. I don't think it's the cable because I have
> another
> one and same story with that one.

Again, make sure preferences for ncx is set to look for the correct
port on your serial adapter.
(if you're still set up for classic there can also be issues between
which OS is using the adapter)
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your adapter.
Use the plain serial set in dock.
Use the dongle to wake your newton with the cable already connected at
both ends.

> Could both of my serial cables be bad? I bought them from a cable
> wholesaler. Both have all eight pins as advertised and are
> straight. Is
> there a difference between your average Newton Mac serial cable or
> do I have
> to have some special one? I know the dongle works because my
> keyboard works
> with it just fine.
> This is really irritating. Any OS 9 gurus out there care to
> help a
> novice out? OS X no problem. OS 9 and I'm lost!
> Thanks for any advice you can provide.
> Scott Hoffman

Dan Jagendorf

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