This is a quick FAQ for the Iyonix-Support list.

Some useful links:
Questions:
  1. How do I join iyonix-support?
  2. Is there an archive?
  3. Why is my Iyonix's clock so inaccurate?
  4. Can the Iyonix use a graphics card with DVI out?
  5. What are the pin assignments for the USB2 card?
Answers:

How do I join the iyonix-support list?

Once you have registered your Iyonix at My Iyonix, you should be sent an invitation to join the list. As of 2006-05-01, due to problems with delays in delivery of messages via SmartGroups, the list was moved to FreeLists.

Is there an archive?

Yes. You'll need to be logged in to SmartGroups to use it. You can even search the archive. This is recommended before posting.

The search facility can leave something to be desired, so in the words of the Sears, Roebuck, and Co. Consumer’s Guide: If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue.

The archive of the list since 2006-05-01 is at FreeLists.

Why is my Iyonix's clock so inaccurate?

Up to and including RISC OS 5.08, the Iyonix only synchronizes its clock to the crystal clock on reboot and so can drift quite a way if the Iyonix is always on.

RTCAdjust readjusts the timebase hourly to finetune the centisecond timer to keep track of the internal CMOS battery backed clock. This was released as beta on 2005-01-16 and appears in a release Boot update of 2005-02-01. It is present in RISC OS 5.09 and above.

NetTime is available in the beta TimeKeepers archive. It can provide greater accuracy by synchronizing to an NTP/Time server.

If NetTime is placed in !System.500.Modules.Network.NetTime, you can add lines similar to:
Set Inet$NTPserver ntp.pool.org
RMEnsure NetTime 0 RMLoad System:Modules.Network.NetTime

to the end of the Choices:Internet.User Obey file and it will run as long as you are networked. To alter the frequency of synchronization, use *NetTime_PollInterval 3600 for hourly updates. Change 3600 to the number of seconds you choose.

See pool.ntp.org for more information on the pooled NTP servers.

Can the Iyonix use a graphics card with DVI out?

Perhaps, with a good deal of work. The issues include:

To connect an Iyonix to a DVI-I input monitor, an adaptor may be suitable. For example, A69BF at Maplin or CJE. See thread.

Unfortunately this thread has now been deleted from SmartGroups

What are the pin assignments for the USB2 card?

USB pinouts

You may be able to view the original post to the group in the Panther usb ports thread.

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Unfortunately this thread has now been deleted from SmartGroups

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