5i25+7i76 wired pendant help please
I’m really starting to feel that my Linux incompetence is getting in the way of my design and build. I’ve spent all last weekend trying to get the touchscreen calibration to work after changing the motherboard and hard disk. I got it working with xinput calibrator but I’m unable to ‘make the changes permanent’ I just keep getting error after error and it’s all down to the fact that I’ve no clue what I’m doing
Toolman321 wrote: I’m really starting to feel that my Linux incompetence is getting in the way
I got it working with xinput calibrator but I’m unable to ‘make the changes permanent’
FWIW I have never managed that either, and have always given up on it and hand-edited an xorg.conf file.
PCW wrote: freeby.mesanet.com/7i765a.zip
Contains firmware for a 5i25 with a 7I76 on P3 and a "Ebay special"
5 axis bob on P2 ( 5i25_7i76_5abob.bit )
The source file that defines the pinout is also included in the zip
I had the chance to mess with this last night and I managed to flash the firmware with the bit file but I don’t know what to do with the vhd file that’s included? Can you help me understand what it’s for please?
I’ve changed over the breakout boards so I’m now going to use the 5abob for the machine stepper outputs, home switch inputs and spindle control.
I’ve reserved the 7i76 for the pendant Interface, should allow me to add more buttons later
I’m not certain how the firmware affects the pin designation?
Many thanks and sorry if I’m just not understanding it fully
Open a terminal (with LinuxCNC running) and type "halcmd show pin" to get a list of all the HAL pins that you can use.
I would say that at this point it is time to write the HAL the way you want it, rather than try to second-guess what it takes to get the right results from the setup wizard.
Your opinion of my advice should be tempered by the knowledge that I don't tend to use the setup wizards to do much more than set up the folder structures and files for a new config.