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04 Apr 2013 04:43 #32248 by MakingToothpicks
First I will say I am new to everything. I would like to get into some hobby CNC woodworking.
I am using some parts to put a computer together for Linuxcnc. I need a parallel card . After
purchasing one with a MCS9865 chip and finding out that the drivers are to old to work with
this version of Linux I am looking at this card. Koutech Single Parallel Port PCI Add-On
Card Model IO-PP121 . I found this at Newegg. Anyone know it ths card has better drivers.
Or if this card works I am 73 and retired so money is an issue

Thank You
Don

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04 Apr 2013 08:31 #32251 by PCW
Replied by PCW on topic Question about Parallel card
You don't need manufacturer supplied drivers to use the parallel card with LinucCNC
the MCS9865 card should be fine

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04 Apr 2013 09:08 - 04 Apr 2013 09:23 #32253 by arvidb
Replied by arvidb on topic Question about Parallel card
It seems others have had problems with this board as well: www.linuxcnc.org/index.php/english/forum.../9842-netmos-mcs9865

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Edit: This might help as well (scroll down to msg #4): ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1233589

It seems you just need to find out the correct I/O address for your computer/parallel card combo?
Last edit: 04 Apr 2013 09:23 by arvidb.

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04 Apr 2013 14:24 #32264 by ArcEye
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Hi

As PCW says you don't need any drivers, these chips work well.

See the FAQ on installing a PCI parport card

www.linuxcnc.org/index.php/english/forum...-parallel-port-cards

As arvidb says, you need to identify the actual port address, from a lspci output and then you have to add it to your .hal file, its all in the FAQ

regards

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05 Apr 2013 06:36 #32288 by MakingToothpicks
Thank you PCW, arvidb and ArcEye for your replies.
I did do lspci and the card is there.

ArcEye thank you for the link. I see what needs to be done I think.
I do not know how to find the hal.ini file to make changes.
I am not good at linux or any other programing. With the 2
links in the answers I received I think I may get it done.
with all of your help also.

When I do the lspci -vv I get something that looks different
then what he gets. I do see the MCS9865 but it shows access
denied .

Please bear with me as I just started using Ubuntu a couple of days ago.
I think I need to replace the power supply in the computer as the
screen keeps flashing when I use the mouse or try to move boxes.

Thank you all

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05 Apr 2013 15:15 - 05 Apr 2013 15:18 #32300 by ArcEye
Replied by ArcEye on topic Question about Parallel card

I do not know how to find the hal.ini file to make changes.


They are in /home/yourname/linuxcnc/configs/whateveryounamedyourconfig/ as whateveryounamedyourconfig.ini and whateveryounamedyourconfig.hal

When I do the lspci -vv I get something that looks different then what he gets. I do see the MCS9865 but it shows access denied .


You will need to post that section of the lspci print.
You may get Access Denied in the print out where it is unable to get a return from a query.

If the ports are shown as disabled (that only used to happen with the early 9805s AFAIK) this link shows how to load and unload the linux parport modules to enable them

wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?NetMos

regards
Last edit: 05 Apr 2013 15:18 by ArcEye.

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06 Apr 2013 03:19 #32322 by MakingToothpicks
I have found and made some changes to the hal file.
this is what I see when I do a lspci -v

01:05.0 Parallel controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9865 Multi-I/O Controller (prog-if 03)
Subsystem: Device a000:2000
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
I/O ports at ec00
I/O ports at e880
Memory at fdfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at fdffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

01:05.2 Parallel controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9865 Multi-I/O Controller (prog-if 03)
Subsystem: Device a000:2000
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
I/O ports at e800
I/O ports at e480
Memory at fdffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at fdffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

They do not show as able or disable only access denied.

Thank You Again

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06 Apr 2013 04:17 #32326 by PCW
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I think thats all fine.

looks like you have a 2 port card with one
port at 0xEC00 and another at 0xE800

At least I would try these addresses first

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06 Apr 2013 10:36 - 06 Apr 2013 10:36 #32333 by MakingToothpicks
thank you all for all the help. It was as easy as doing the ls and putting the port number into stepconf.
I now have a new thing to work on. It has to do with the motors. I have 1 working. The X axis one.
Where or which forum could I ask for some help getting the right pinouts for the TB6560 blue board.

Thank You
Last edit: 06 Apr 2013 10:36 by MakingToothpicks.

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06 Apr 2013 11:19 - 06 Apr 2013 11:30 #32336 by bjames28
Hi,

I hope this will help you:

www.fozztexx.com/CNC/HY-TB3DV-M_3Axis_Driver.pdf

ericd-cnc.blogspot.hu/2012/06/tb6560-dri...rd-and-linuxcnc.html

www.linuxcnc.org/index.php/russian/forum...user-need-help#23703

www.linuxcnc.org/index.php/english/forum...0-instalation-tb6560

Be aware, that even the "blue" cards exist in several variations, so your pinout (and other details) may vary.

Best regards:
James
Last edit: 06 Apr 2013 11:30 by bjames28.

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