uli That would require initializing DE and HDMI by "something else" (u-boot or Linux), and that takes time...
Oh! Right... I'm such a dork! I was thinking like this was NG, and was thinking that booting and video was handled by Linux still...
Don't worry about it. Totally understand why it's not feasible. Forget what I said. 😝
uli Hmmm... haven't observed that one. Rebooting Linux should also shut down the Engine BASIC cell. So do I understand correctly that after reboot Linux is running, but EB is not?
Again, I'm giving you false information, because I was still thinking HDMI was handled by Linux here... What I actually see is that, after I enter the command and hit ENTER, the system seems to reboot, and HDMI seems to initialize (I see the monitor losing the signal, and gaining it again, the led turning on as expected), but apparently it gets stuck somewhere, and it stays in a black screen. Is there any way for me to monitor what's happening? I hope it's not something power related again (these damn Orange Pi ant their stupid power requirements). I don't know if there are serial messages I can monitor or something. If you can give me a hint to try to find out what's going on, I'd really appreciate it. It's not a big problem, at the moment, so don't worry too much about it.
uli Er, yeah. I probably took a shortcut too many there, and there is a race between EB initializing the video encoder comms area and the video encoder starting up. I'll have to look into that.
Oh! Ok. It's not a huge problem, and the file is so small that it is more an inconvenience than anything else. Thanks! 😊
uli I don't think that would be a good idea because I think it's very likely to collide with programs using ls as a variable name. I do, however, plan to add a shortcut for the SHELL command, because I use that all the time. It would allow you to do something like #ls instead of SHELL "ls". Would that work for you?
Yes! That would be completely fine by me. 😁 I'm so used to Mac's Terminal commands (that are the same as Unix/Linux) that having a way to use them here would help a lot. Thanks!
uli BTW, it might take me a while to do another release because I just completed my annual migration to the Pacific and need to settle in a bit.
Absolutely not a problem. Take as much time as you need. To me, you are part genius (how can you code like that?), part saint (how can you deal with dorks like me?), so I don't want to inconvenience you. Cheers!