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the bestest ever
written by Medeivalstargazer on May 31, 2007 02:34
Ok, I made a boot disk for hactar to use on my old whore of a '98, but when I launch it and play around a bit it eventually simply freezes. The arrow indicating you can scroll still flashes, so it must be being refreshed, but I can't scroll or move the highlighter or anything around. I'm using the Text shell/version. Any help? By the way, love it so far lol.

Edit:

Quoted from Cryo 'Hactar Lives!'

As I mentioned before, Hactar becomes unresponsive to input after running natively on this system for a short amount of time. While everything else appears to function correctly, including the graphical mode at up to 1600x1200 resolution, it stops accepting key presses after a short while, ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes. The clock continues to tick away, but no input is recognized. Of course, this doesn't occur in Virtual PC.


enquote.

Same exact problem here :S
deep into the jungle
written by Ponche on May 31, 2007 15:17
Yes, that's a nasty bug which happens just on certain machines. But we need Alex to remove it from the Hactar code. Can you please specify your PC specifications for later reference Medeival?
the bestest ever
written by Medeivalstargazer on May 31, 2007 21:50
Oh wow uhm... *Goes to check* 'My computer' properties says:

AMDAuthentic
AMD K6 3D Processor
64.00 MBytes Ram

Its a 32 bit cpu.
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Jun 01, 2007 22:43
Not to sound nasty here, but don't worry too much, as I'm intentioned to discontinue Hactar. The problem is in the interrupt processor, which is probably too slow to manage a large amount of real-mode to flat-mode switches to provide synchronized callbacks to what it calls "tick handlers". Most of its kernel's code, corrected and optimized, though, will be alive in the near-future "Pcbios" run-time module for Linoleum, allowing for a Lino app to boot a PC.

My future projects involve bulding an OS on top of Lino and of that kernel, while Hactar will probably be just a memory... but you lose very little, in my opinion.
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Jun 02, 2007 00:43
What about the isometric one though?
faces or a vase?
written by Tom on Jun 02, 2007 05:14
Alex came back!

Hello!

Anyway, I always thought Hactar was very interesting, and it's nice to know that it will live on in the Lino microkernel...
written by Cryoburner on Jun 02, 2007 14:53
GVP, he's referring Hactar, not Avatar. : )

I'm interested in trying the bootable kernel once it becomes available. A lot of cool things could be done with that, and it could even be possible to recreate and expand a Hactar-type interface on top of it.
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Jun 02, 2007 20:32
Oops I always get them mixed up. Sorry. I am not GVP, and you know that. I had an Idea of an even worse name, but I won't tell you, of course.
written by Cryoburner on Jun 03, 2007 03:56
Hey, I know your welcome thread's title originally read GVP, so that's what I'm sticking with, Granpire Viking Person. : )
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Jun 03, 2007 22:07
Oh well, I guess I can't control that. So now I've got to find YOU a name!
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