[NTLK] Connection woes!

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Sun Nov 22 14:50:40 EST 2009

You should not have to reboot OS X
Try force quitting NCX.
Always quit ncx before disconnecting from newton side.
Initiate all transfers from the NCX side.

I have also found that during any delay if I draw on blank areas of  
the Newton screen it helps....(superstitious or magic thinking)

Make sure any package you intend to install has been first dropped on  
Packager because NCX will freeze if trying to install a package with  
the wrong file type.
find it here  <http://www.unna.org/view.php?/macos>

Good luck

On Nov 22, 2009, at 1:20 PM, Boyer Jason wrote:

> Update.  The Macbook OS X attempt seemed most promising, so I  
> continued messing with it last night.  I abandoned the control panel  
> network settings as suggested.  Making sure that the Keyspan serial  
> port 1 was selected in Newton Connection and "serial" was chosen in  
> Dock, I'm actually able to get it to connect about 15% of the time,  
> just for 60 seconds or so.  I've successfully transferred a few very  
> small packages, but the connection always times out on the Newton  
> side during package transfers of larger than 80K or so.
> Once the connection has failed, I have to embark on an arduous reset  
> process, in order to try to reestablish communication.  This  
> involves rebooting the software, rebooting OS X, unplugging the  
> Keyspan, and restarting the Newton.  I'm not sure what the magic  
> combination is, but eventually I can get them to talk again, for  
> just a minute or so before it times out again.
> I suspect the problem may be in Newton Connection.  Because the  
> Newton itself tells me the connection has timed out, but the OS X  
> side never notifies me, it may be hanging.  Combine that with the  
> fact that the software freezes when I go into preferences and  
> attempt to make changes to the serial port it uses.  I'm wondering  
> if it's my intel book or Snow Leopard that is the issue.  Has anyone  
> had similar experiences?
> Cheers,
> Jason

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