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Manual for updated "Another QNX Image" V.USB1-1

What's new in V.USB1-1

QNX supports only 2 USB nics, klsi and pegasus. Performance is overall increased. MP3 streaming with voyager works like a charm. The script is setup for out of the box klsi support. Setup of your nic is done with Network Cfg. Changing to pegasus still requires the 3 step process as described below.

The best protocol for MP3 playing is HTTP. Thanks to ghansah you can play MP3's from a share by starting phjuke as follows: nice -n-5 phjuke (no spaces between -n-5). MP3 playing from a share will work with phjuke like a charm too. The nice utility is included in this image.

Don't autostart a share in this or any other image at boot. Start a share when you need it from shelf. You can play MP3's over your LAN from a web server, using the embed tag. The playlist editor in MediaPlayer allows you to setup playlists over your LAN from your own free web server on your PC, instead of using a share. Or you can use winamp to play MP3's on Audrey. If you use windows on your PC you can use this winamp hack from bman28 here.

Manual for V.USB1 and V.USB1-1

After implementing the fixes and improvements in "Another QNX Image" V.3, that way becoming V. 3-1, I decided to go for a new approach. I stripped down good old Audrey to a blank desktop. From there on I added all the other goodies you know already. I added full QNX USB support and implemented use of the standard klsi chip based USB network cards, the pegasus chip based cards, the already supported Canon printers and Microsoft and MAC USB mice. V.USB1-1 has all QNX 6.1 supported devices already installed, nics, mice, keyboards and originally Audrey supported Canon Printers.
These new features made it necessay to reinstall anything related to the network setup in QNX 6.1, while full USB support only exists in QNX 6.1. No Plug & Play, the device you want to use must be present when you boot.
Last but not least I reinstalled Backdrop and Notification to enable the buttons and system sounds again.
For "Another QNX Image" I brought out a new V.4-0 later as an after thought, but V.USB1-1 is the one that will have further updates, especially for new USB devices such as mass storage, etc. when the new QNX RTP becomes available soon. For the rest both images are identical in structure, performance and ease of use for ethernet and modem users alike.

This image can be used by any Audrey owner, modem or network, it's ready to go. All original Audrey supported hardware is supported "out of the box". With V.USB1-1 all QNX supported USB devices are setup already. More information about QNX USB support is available in the Utilities Reference on the web site. Especially modem users will find this image easier to setup and use, compared to previous versions. DateBook, AddressBook, Channels and Palm support are deleted in this image.

If you are interested in hacking Audrey yourself my "Audrey Hackers Manual" may be of help for you here.

When you boot Audrey with this image

For any other information please go here. The information there forms an integral part with the information provided here. Please ask questions on the message boards in existing threads that match your topic or start a new one. I can answer questions directly related to the functionality of this image as you initially download it.

Known Problems

Nothing that I know at this time, except in version USB1 you have to download this permanent fix for slow network connections here. Just a download of 1 little file you save in Audrey and this advanced image is as fast and stable as my ohter ones, screen handling included. Later versions will include this fix starting with version USB1-1. Instructions are clear and easy and you'll download a "windows style" shelf.cfg file, made especially for this image.

When changing images, network scripts or nics you have to power down your USB hub, if in use, and Audrey for 30 seconds before rebooting, to have all changes take effect and allow the hardware to reset. When you edit you have to press "USB Connect" first, before following these extra steps.
The "sleep 5" line allows my 3COM nic to come to life before loading the modules. Other nics may need more time and I recommend to use 15 when testing.
Changing network settings is always a 3 step process:
1. Edit the correct script and save
2. Ethernet users press "USB Connect" in shelf/Config. Modem Users press "Modem Connect" in shelf/Config
3. Reboot or Shut Down to activate the changes
For standard original Audrey supported hardware no changes are necessary whatsoever.

Modem users have no network card plugged in and Audrey will boot the first time somewhat reluctantly and will skip the intro. Just follow the instructions for modem users above and reboot. From there on Audrey will boot normal, intro included.

Thanks to ghansah you can play MP3's from a share by starting phjuke as follows: nice -n-5 phjuke and you won't have any problem with MP3 playing from a share. Nice is included in this image already.

Mixer was an unnessary app in Audrey until now. Most of kojak audio support is gone and you will need mixer for record and playback now. However this older version does not save it's settings on exit so you have to use mixer each time with record and playback. The Volume Control button on Audrey's back is still fully functional too and your new setting will be saved and survive a reboot.

I have to thank many people for their help and support. Both the Audreyhacking BBS and the I-Appliance BBS are rich sources of information. I couldn't have done this without that information, support and the use of a few hacks from others. Thanks!