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22 Sep 2021 23:30 #221386 by snowgoer540
Mesaflash would make more sense... There are directions to install mesaflash in the docs here.
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23 Sep 2021 07:14 #221404 by billykid
I can't make myself understood .. mesaflash is installed my setup has been running for years in wheezy, buster, Mint, etc. now with mx 19 it says hostmot2 is missing in usr / lib / firmware ..

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23 Sep 2021 07:32 #221405 by phillc54
This is from the man page for hostmot2:
"The hostmot2 firmware files are supplied by the hostmot2-firmware packages, available from linuxcnc.org and can normally be installed by entering the command "sudo apt-get install hostmot2-firmware-5i23" to install the support files for the 5i23 for example."

linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/man/man9/hostmot2.9.html

 

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23 Sep 2021 07:49 - 23 Sep 2021 08:11 #221406 by billykid
the problem is that.
sudo apt-get install hostmot2-firmware-5i23
could not find hostmot2-firmware-5i23 package.

forum.linuxcnc.org/9-installing-linuxcnc...2-in-synaptic#137160
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23 Sep 2021 08:44 - 23 Sep 2021 08:44 #221409 by snowgoer540

the problem is that.
sudo apt-get install hostmot2-firmware-5i23
could not find hostmot2-firmware-5i23 package.

forum.linuxcnc.org/9-installing-linuxcnc...2-in-synaptic#137160 


I've been thinking you are referring to trying to run linuxcnc, but I think you might be talking about pncconf?

Is this the error you are getting?:


If so, I think it's as "simple" as putting the firmware files in that folder. Firmware files are located here in the "Specification" tab:

store.mesanet.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=65

Though I am not exactly sure which files/folders go where, and how (it's not as simple as dragging and dropping into lib/firmware). Someone familiar with pncconf will have to provide better guidance here.

The other option might be to ignore the error, use 5i25 to make your config, and then manually change the config files to reference 5i23.
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23 Sep 2021 09:02 - 23 Sep 2021 09:06 #221411 by billykid
no not pnconf .. run linuxcnc in a working configuration on buster. i tried to manually put the files in / usr / lib / firmware the hostmot files but it doesn't work.

Could not locate firmware "//lib/firmware/hm2/5i23/SVST4_8.BIT". (No such file or directory)
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23 Sep 2021 09:41 #221414 by phillc54
I have no clue on boards requiring firmware, it may be worthwhile posting in this section:
forum.linuxcnc.org/27-driver-boards

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23 Sep 2021 09:56 #221417 by snowgoer540
Another option is reaching out to Peter at Mesa via the contact info on their page.  He's always responded and been helpful when I've needed it in the past.  But do post your findings here if you get it sorted out that way. 

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23 Sep 2021 11:40 #221422 by billykid
Certainly if I resolve in any way I will post it here
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23 Sep 2021 11:49 #221423 by tommylight


Could not locate firmware "//lib/firmware/hm2/5i23/SVST4_8.BIT". (No such file or directory)

Not the same as
/lib/firmware/hm2/5i23/SVST4_8.BIT
one / to many.

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