7i80 has been flashed, Still no axis movement.

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17 Oct 2020 20:20 #186379 by JoeH
I'm sure that this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find the information that helps despite hours of looking.
I hope I'm asking in the correct place. if not please let me know.
I replaced my computer that was using Mesa 5i20 with 5i33 configured for analog servo for my Bridgeport Mill. The new (to me) Dell SFF Optiplex has no PCI, so I decided to try an ethernet card.
I was able to follow the excellent instructions from this forum titled Linuxcnc on Linux Mint 19.3 quick and easy installation.
Thank you for that. Even I was able to install it.
I have the rtpreempt kernel installed and I'm getting decent latency.
When I tried to get the servo motors moving again I am having issues. Most likely due to flashing issues with 7i80hd 16.
I have 5v powered to the 7i80hd 16 on the p4 connector per the manual. The ethernet cable is plugged in. showing link lights on.
I don't have a grasp on flashing the card. Peter at Mesa suggest this link; github.com/LinuxCNC/mesaflash , to build from source since this distribution doesn't have mesaflash in it. I didn't have major problems doing it, I got saw no errors, but unsure is it IS installed.
My next try was to put in another HD and try a fresh installation of linuxcnc 2.8.0 buster ISO.
That does seem to have mesaflash installed but when I try: sudo mesaflash --device 7i80hd_16 , getting this: no 7i80 found.
I've tried different combinations in ethernet manager. I edited the setings for manual configuration in the IPv4 tab with different combinations.
I believe that I got some results with this one.
Address 192.168.1.124
Netmask 24
Gateway 192.168.1.1
DNS 192.168.1.1
How can I know if it's seeing the card? If I ping 7i80hd_16, what should the result look like if it's seen?
Can someone point me in the right direction?
I really would like to get it working in Mint but I'll use Debian buster install if it would be easier.
Thanks, Joe

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17 Oct 2020 20:37 #186380 by BeagleBrainz
There is a Mint 19.3 iso with Linuxcnc preinstalled that has mesaflash installed.

What IP address does the manual state that your card uses by default ?
With the NIC you configure for the Mesa card you do not need a gateway nor DNS.

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17 Oct 2020 20:58 #186381 by JoeH
Than you for the reply.
With jumpers W1 and W2 down, which they are, the default is 192.168.1.121.
I tried that using the gateway and DNS.
I don't understand what to enter in the Gateway box or the DNS box. Just leave them blank?
Also can you give me the link for the Mint 19.3 that has mesaflash installed.
I appreciate your help.

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17 Oct 2020 21:03 #186384 by tommylight
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17 Oct 2020 21:04 #186385 by BeagleBrainz
It’s the third pinned topic under the “Installing Linuxcnc” section.
DNS and Gateway can be left blank.
Make sure your cable is good and don’t connect thru a switch. I always use a “straight thru” cable as opposed to a “cross over” cable.

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17 Oct 2020 21:42 #186388 by JoeH
The cable is straight thru, hooked direct, I tried 2. I never thought of that possibility though.
I will try leaving that blank.
Thank you for the link. Will I need to do a complete reinstall or is there a easy way to update to get an mint 19.3 with mesaflash?

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17 Oct 2020 21:52 #186391 by tommylight

BeagleBrainz wrote: It’s the third pinned topic under the “Installing Linuxcnc” section.

It changes place when there are replies to other pinned topics.

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17 Oct 2020 22:00 #186394 by JoeH
I tried 192.168.1.121 leaving the DNS and Gateway blank.
"No 7I80HD board found"

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17 Oct 2020 22:14 #186397 by PCW
Replied by PCW on topic Mesa ethernet card help request
What does the command

ip a

report?

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17 Oct 2020 22:16 #186399 by tommylight
Ping 192.168.1.121 should report something like this:
cnc@cnc:~$ ping 192.168.1.1
PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.91 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=3.18 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=3.61 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=1.46 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=1.31 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=1.34 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=2.56 ms
^C
--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6009ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.313/2.343/3.614/0.890 ms
cnc@cnc:~$
Press CTRL+C to stop it
To read the card configuration it should be:
mesaflash --device 7i80 --addr 192.168.1.121 --readhmid
Not sure as i do not have a 7i80.

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