thinking of trying my ASUS Q87M-E motherboard
but you could make a step/dir 5I25 configuration with pncconf and just change
the card name(s) in the hal or ini file later. You would also need to fix any
GPIO references in the hal file as they would not match the 5I25
There are some 5i20 stepper sample configurations in the normal LinuxCNC distribution
Unfortunately the 5I20 is so old the pncconf support for it has been dropped...
Hmmm, ok... but how do i do what i need to do for hostmot2 so i can configure it to suit my needs? as stated, i have the hostmot2 source, and the support software for the 5i20 from Mesa. hostmot2 source is from github.com/LinuxCNC/hostmot2-firmware
from README.md at github.com/LinuxCNC/hostmot2-firmware
ISE Version Requirements
Refer to cards.py for information about required ISE versions for particular cards. Currently, by installing ISE 13.4 and ISE 9.2, firmware can be built for all supported cards. With ISE 13.4, firmware can be built for all cards except the venerable "5i20".
Xilinx still offers older versions of ISE free of charge. At the time of writing, the location is www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.ht...n-tools/archive.html and can also be reached from the xilinx.com front page by going to "Support", "Downloads & Licensing", "ISE", "Archive".
i didn't know there were any available bit files. i was going on the assumption i needed hostmot2, as when i tried pncconf, it said none were available in /lib/firmware/hm2 (the folder is not there).
if so, i looked at the PIN files, and most are for servo control. as i have steppers, i assume i want the ST12.BIT and ST12.PIN files?