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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author Failure before console Prompt
Guenther
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Posts: 6
Location: Colorado
Joined: 27.11.10
Posted on February 23 2011 11:39
I just installed Beta 307 on a Windows XP AMD 2.0GHz/1GB system. When starting the emulator I get an error message:



Bummer!

I don't see a logfile in "My Documents" where the .cfg file is located.

Any ideas where to look for the cause of this error?

Thanks,
Guenther
Author RE: Cores ?
John Manger
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Location: nr Heathrow, Middlesex, UK
Joined: 18.03.10
Posted on February 24 2011 06:35
Does the system contain dual cpus, or have a dual core processor ? FreeAXP needs a machine with two core/cpus to run.

John M
Author RE: Failure before console Prompt
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on February 24 2011 09:21
There should be a section of code like this in your configuration file which defines the log file:

cp = control
{
cp_log = logfile
{
filename = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\test.log";
}




Where test is the configuration file name. If the line is present and no log file is being created, the problem occurs very early in the FreeAXP startup. Like John suggested, dual CPUs, a dual-core CPU, or a hyperthreaded CPU is required to run FreeAXP. The next release will provide a more informative error message.
Edited by Bruce Claremont on February 24 2011 09:22
Author RE: Failure before console Prompt
Guenther
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Posted on February 24 2011 13:24
Installed on an Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz system and it worked. This now is a hyper-threaded CPU.

/Guenther
Edited by Guenther on February 24 2011 13:32
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