Re:Parallel Port Tester

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24 Aug 2012 20:14 #23642 by Tonico
Replied by Tonico on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
Tried it does exactly the same thing.

Tony

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25 Aug 2012 01:52 #23647 by andypugh
Replied by andypugh on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
Tonico wrote:

" Waiting for component 'PortTest' to become ready" a bunch of dots and than halcmd: I also get a new blank window called PortTest.,


Does anything else work?
Can you run Axis using one off the sim configurations?

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25 Aug 2012 10:29 #23654 by Tonico
Replied by Tonico on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
Well... I have found that running the latency test from the dropdown menu will not do anything even if running it from the command line works all day long.
I had not treid to actually run Axis and I just tried. Adter I select a configuration I am supposed to click "OK". The problem is either I am going blind or I can't see any "OK" anywhere.
I am starting to get a feeling that something went wrong during the creation or install of the LiveCD.
If I don't get any other suggestions I have already created a new CD using the Linux box rather than Win. I will just reinstall from scratch and see what happens. In the original install I did not run the MD5SUM. This time around I have already checked the fresh down load of the iso and it is correct. I am in the process of figuring out how to check the actuall CD.
Being a newbie at Linuc makes every single step a PITA but I will get there.
Thanks
Tony

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25 Aug 2012 11:02 #23657 by andypugh
Replied by andypugh on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
Tonico wrote:

Well... I have found that running the latency test from the dropdown menu will not do anything even if running it from the command line works all day long.
I had not treid to actually run Axis and I just tried. Adter I select a configuration I am supposed to click "OK". The problem is either I am going blind or I can't see any "OK" anywhere.


I think you have a graphics problem.
wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Troubl...oting#Display_Issues

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25 Aug 2012 11:05 #23658 by BigJohnT
Replied by BigJohnT on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
When you installed did you select use entire hard drive? I've ran across a time when I selected to run side by side on a cramped drive that it got fouled up iirc.

Do you have the latest LiveCD? the file name should be ubuntu-10.04-linuxcnc3-i386.iso (note the 3 after linuxcnc).

John

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25 Aug 2012 14:24 #23660 by ArcEye
Replied by ArcEye on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
Hi

I have found that running the latency test from the dropdown menu will not do anything even if running it from the command line works all day long.

What I suspect you are doing is running the latency test from the realtime testsuite that I showed you and not the one from Linuxcnc

Open a terminal and type latency-test and if you cannot run it from the menu, it should not run from there, but it will give you error messages to say why.
Post them here.

Then from the terminal type emc and with a mouse highlight axis from the sim section.
Then press [Enter] on the keyboard, linuxcnc should start with that config.
If you get errors post them.

As you are not displaying widgets (no buttons on config chooser and blank window with parport tester) I am wondering if python is installed properly ( or maybe bwidgets.)

regards

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25 Aug 2012 14:41 #23661 by Tonico
Replied by Tonico on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
As it turns out after I changed to "Vesa" drivers it all now works as advertised, not only the parallel port tester, but the latency test from the drop down menu and now when I start LinuxCNC I do have the "OK" button.
Thank you so much to everybody that helped.
have a great week end
Tony

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03 Mar 2019 04:40 #127564 by spicer
Replied by spicer on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
Excuse me my terrible english.
The PortTester have a problem.
He "understand" all signals on the port not equal than LinuxCNC.
He understand even the signals from a PS/2 configured LPT port.

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02 Sep 2019 18:47 - 02 Sep 2019 18:50 #143917 by jensor
Replied by jensor on topic Re:Parallel Port Tester
How would ptest.hal be modified to test an parallel port card.
from lspci -v I have:
07:04.0 Communication controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9815 Multi-I/O Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 2P0S (2 port parallel adaptor)
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 20
I/O ports at 1110
I/O ports at 1118
I/O ports at 1120
I/O ports at 1128
I/O ports at 1130
I/O ports at 1100
Kernel driver in use: parport_pc

In ptest.hal i tried changing
loadrt hal_parport cfg="0x378 out"
to:
loadrt hal_parport cfg="0x1110 out"
and then
loadrt hal_parport cfg="0x1120 out"
and got no response with the tester with either of those addresses.
The port tester worked fine with the 0x378 address for the on-board port.
Last edit: 02 Sep 2019 18:50 by jensor. Reason: add information.

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02 Sep 2019 23:06 - 02 Sep 2019 23:07 #143967 by Todd Zuercher
That is what you have to do. But you may need to try all of the addresses listed to find the one that works. (My money is on 1128.)
Last edit: 02 Sep 2019 23:07 by Todd Zuercher.

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