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Roadshow and How Can I Disable It

Spyros Kourias

Posts 18
12 Sep 2018 16:17


Just a silly question that no internet search could answer to me so far. I don't really know how to disable Roadshow in order to use Miami instead. I looked for it in the startup sequence but either it slipped my attention or the solution can be found elsewhere. Can anybody help?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
12 Sep 2018 16:27


You could also  Disable the network startup lines in both the S:Startup-Sequence and if it exists in S:User-Startup for the beginning and then alter it for Miami.
 
  Coffin should also have netshutdown command
 
  Easiest way is to rename libs it has installed, but note that Roadshow if registered is twice fater and updated, as well as its resource-friendly (taking less % then any other TCP/IP on Amiga).
 
  Roadshow is 25e, but far better investment then some "Ehhancers"
  EXTERNAL LINK


Alex Cleak

Posts 21
12 Sep 2018 16:51


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

  Roadshow is 25e, but far better investment then some "Ehhancers"
  EXTERNAL LINK 

After my Vampire, Roadshow is the second best amiga purchase I have made. It's the best TCP/IP stack by far and well worth the outlay.


Eric Gus

Posts 399
13 Sep 2018 08:08


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

  You could also  Disable the network startup lines in both the S:Startup-Sequence and if it exists in S:User-Startup for the beginning and then alter it for Miami.
   
    Coffin should also have netshutdown command
   
    Easiest way is to rename libs it has installed, but note that Roadshow if registered is twice fater and updated, as well as its resource-friendly (taking less % then any other TCP/IP on Amiga).
   
    Roadshow is 25e, but far better investment then some "Ehhancers"
    EXTERNAL LINK   

 
  Even though it might be 2x fast the SPI interface will limit that unless you are using a zorro based network card. For me Miami is fast enough and works well.
 
I do really wish CoffinOS had a first boot option to allow you to choose to keep roadshow or disable it.. its really annoying to those of us who opt to NOT use it.


Joakim Östberg

Posts 4
13 Sep 2018 08:42


Download the Roadshow installer and choose the Uninstall option. Quickk and easy.


Eric Gus

Posts 399
14 Sep 2018 07:44


Joakim Östberg wrote:

Download the Roadshow installer and choose the Uninstall option. Quickk and easy.

Annoying though, it really should be the reverse ,-- if you want roadshow, download the installer, run the Install option, quick and easy.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
14 Sep 2018 08:28


eric gus wrote:

  Annoying though, it really should be the reverse ,-- if you want roadshow, download the installer, run the Install option, quick and easy.

Well, then people would complain there is no TCP/IP stack.

Compromise is to include Uninstall WITH Coffin (Coffin dude, do you read this?) or selectable install of Roadshow demo / Genesi full / MiamiDX full as well as selectable configs for V500+ LAN solution and V4 LAN driver when avail.



Eric Gus

Posts 399
15 Sep 2018 07:14


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:
selectable install of Roadshow demo / Genesi full / MiamiDX full as well as selectable configs for V500+ LAN solution and V4 LAN driver when avail.

 
  Yes I fully agree.. this would be ideal.


Adam Whittaker
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Posts 270/ 1
15 Sep 2018 09:54


eric gus wrote:
   
    Yes I fully agree.. this would be ideal.

I second this - it keeps popping up when I am using Igame and freezing Igame even after removing it from starup sequence... urgh!!!! so Annoying!


Joakim Östberg

Posts 4
15 Sep 2018 10:25


Adam Whittaker wrote:

eric gus wrote:
   
    Yes I fully agree.. this would be ideal.
 

 
  I second this - it keeps popping up when I am using Igame and freezing Igame even after removing it from starup sequence... urgh!!!! so Annoying!

Have you tried using the uninstaller?


Adam Whittaker
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Posts 270/ 1
15 Sep 2018 11:08


where do I even find the uninstaller?


Joakim Östberg

Posts 4
15 Sep 2018 14:09


Adam Whittaker wrote:

where do I even find the uninstaller?

You start the installation of the demo and choose uninstall. EXTERNAL LINK


Eric Gus

Posts 399
16 Sep 2018 07:25


Joakim Östberg wrote:

Adam Whittaker wrote:

  where do I even find the uninstaller?
 

 
  You start the installation of the demo and choose uninstall. EXTERNAL LINK 

Easier just to not have to bother with that.. AFAIK the installer isnt on the CoffinOS install so then you need to find a means to either get your network working (problematic because thats just the thing we are trying to fix) or find some alternative way to download the thing elsewhere and shlep it over to the amiga (annoying at best, aggravating at worst).  Roashshow should be a opt-in thing, not a huge PIA to pry out after the fact thing.. at a minimum the Coffin guys should at least leave the installer in the distro so its way easier to at least get rid of it ..


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
16 Sep 2018 07:53


eric gus wrote:

  at a minimum the Coffin guys should at least leave the installer in the distro so its way easier to at least get rid of it ..

Maybe in the next version! Its a installed distro, not with installs, but hope he hears ya.


Spyros Kourias

Posts 18
16 Sep 2018 19:06


Thanks for all the replies guys, i appreciate it. In fact i plan to buy Roadshow and support any further development but for now i'm just trying to explore my freshly installed Vampire and for the time being, i want to try Miami just like with every other Amiga i've had. What startup sequence lines do i have to add for Ethernet support? I know how to configure it for use with pcmcia cards but i lack any information regarding ethernet and Coffin.


Sebastian Blanco

Posts 144
16 Sep 2018 20:26


Coffin have the roadshow virus the popup saying that the 10 minutes trial ended always appear in the middle of my whdload play session.

best method to remove it is editing the startup sequence and getting rid of it.

or downloading the roadshow installer it have an uninstall icon that remove all the packages.

it could be cool that the uninstaller could be included in future versions of apollo-os


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
17 Sep 2018 05:50


Sebastian Blanco wrote:

  best method to remove it is editing the startup sequence and getting rid of it.

Just which lines should have ; in front

Also we dont need to disable network-startup but make it ready for Miami >:-)


Spyros Kourias

Posts 18
17 Sep 2018 20:14


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

Also we dont need to disable network-startup but make it ready for Miami >:-)

And how is that for Ethernet? I know how it can be done for pcmcia wifi cards but mine is an A500 and it's the first time i deal with this. What additions/changes should i make for Miami to work with ethernet. Miami is installed and configured properly already but i think i'm missing something that is needed in the S-S. Any help will be much appreciated!

posts 18