Stack overflow I think

Started by Peter Richeson February 20, 2011
My first attampt at multitasking with BasicX and I think I killed a BX24. When I loaded and ran my program the display went nuts and now I can't get the BX24 to respond. Tried reset button, load program then turning on the unit, nothing helps. have I killed it? Since stack is in ram i did not think a stack overflow would kill the unit.

Next question, how do I make sure i don't kill another unit. I am not sure how to figure out how much stack is required.

Any and all help welcome.

A program can't kill the basicx.

Hold the reset buttong and only release it the moment you press the download
button.
Regards,

Chris

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Peter Richeson
wrote:

> My first attampt at multitasking with BasicX and I think I killed a BX24.
> When I loaded and ran my program the display went nuts and now I can't get
> the BX24 to respond. Tried reset button, load program then turning on the
> unit, nothing helps. have I killed it? Since stack is in ram i did not think
> a stack overflow would kill the unit.
>
> Next question, how do I make sure i don't kill another unit. I am not sure
> how to figure out how much stack is required.
>
> Any and all help welcome.
>


That is what I thought. Tried the reset button. Tried cycling power. No good. I guess it is a fluk that it died when I tried to load the program.

--- In b..., Chris Harriman wrote:
>
> A program can't kill the basicx.
>
> Hold the reset buttong and only release it the moment you press the download
> button.
> Regards,
>
> Chris
>
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Peter Richeson
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > My first attampt at multitasking with BasicX and I think I killed a BX24.
> > When I loaded and ran my program the display went nuts and now I can't get
> > the BX24 to respond. Tried reset button, load program then turning on the
> > unit, nothing helps. have I killed it? Since stack is in ram i did not think
> > a stack overflow would kill the unit.
> >
> > Next question, how do I make sure i don't kill another unit. I am not sure
> > how to figure out how much stack is required.
> >
> > Any and all help welcome.
> >
> >
> >
>
>

Chris - I have used about 200 BX24s, and the only way i've killed one is
to short circuit the poDC power to it by mistake.
Try this:
- turn off the power
-start a download
-as soon as you see "trying again" or words to that effect on the
download screen, hit the power button.

Try that several times. Its always worked for me..

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On 26/02/2011 12:59 a.m., Peter Richeson wrote:
>
> That is what I thought. Tried the reset button. Tried cycling power.
> No good. I guess it is a fluk that it died when I tried to load the
> program.
>
> --- In b... , Chris
> Harriman wrote:
> >
> > A program can't kill the basicx.
> >
> > Hold the reset buttong and only release it the moment you press the
> download
> > button.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Peter Richeson
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > My first attampt at multitasking with BasicX and I think I killed
> a BX24.
> > > When I loaded and ran my program the display went nuts and now I
> can't get
> > > the BX24 to respond. Tried reset button, load program then turning
> on the
> > > unit, nothing helps. have I killed it? Since stack is in ram i did
> not think
> > > a stack overflow would kill the unit.
> > >
> > > Next question, how do I make sure i don't kill another unit. I am
> not sure
> > > how to figure out how much stack is required.
> > >
> > > Any and all help welcome.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >