First post, by pan069
So, I have one of these TL866II+ programmers and I want to use it on Linux (I have no windows, never will). anyway, there is a project on gitlab that allows you to use this programmer from Linux and Macos:
I installed this and it seems to work. When I do:
Supported programmers: TL866A/CS, TL866II+
Found TL866II+ 04.2.86 (0x256)
Warning: Firmware is out of date.
Expected 04.2.123 (0x27b)
Found 04.2.86 (0x256)
minipro version 0.5 A free and open TL866XX programmer
Commit date: 2021-02-04 17:25:19 +0400
Git commit: b2fd68da00154608bcaacde01845466e51795a7d
Git branch: master
TL866A/CS: 14330 devices, 8 custom
TL866II+: 16324 devices, 4 custom
I won't bother with the firmware for now, however, to verify the thing works I just want to read out a BIOS from one my 486 boards. So, I inserted the chip into the programmer (yes, I noticed the orientation of the notch), now what? Apparently there is an option to get "device" information:
--get_info -d <device> Show device information
Hmm, OK. What device, I assume the chip type?
--get_id -D Just read the chip ID
OK. So when I do:
I get the error:
Device required. Use -p <device> to specify a device.
Okay... What device?
Does it assume I know by heart everything single chip type before I can use the programmer? I understand that you need to known this information before you program it but how do you obtain it?
Kinda lost atm... Any help appreciated 🥺