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21 Jul 2019 03:14 - 21 Jul 2019 03:15 #140035 by rodw
So now you have connected it to a pin that does not exist on your parallel port so it cannot work.
My recommendation would be to forget about plasmac for a while and revert to your base config. Use halshow (show machine configuration) from the axis menu. Explore the pins that are available on the parallel port and note their names and write them down. Then run plasmac's configurator and ensure valid pin names are used (same as halshow) and ensure inputs are used as inputs and outputs used as outputs.
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21 Jul 2019 03:38 - 21 Jul 2019 03:42 #140036 by phoenix
can someone pls explain this error to me
and also this why is it saying that pin does not exists WHAT AM I DOING WRONG ???
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21 Jul 2019 03:43 #140037 by phoenix
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21 Jul 2019 03:45 - 21 Jul 2019 03:45 #140038 by phillc54
The plasmac.arc-voltage-in is a HAL FLOAT and you are trying to connect a pin which is a HAL BIT

Edit: Just comment out that line for the time being.
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21 Jul 2019 03:46 #140039 by phillc54

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21 Jul 2019 03:50 - 21 Jul 2019 04:08 #140041 by PCW
And this also has been answered already.

If you indeed have a frequency input on pin 10 you will need to add an encoder
component in LinuxCNC and use that to convert the input frequency read on
pin 10 to a number (via the encoder components velocity pin ) that
you _can_ connect to plasmacs arc-voltage-in

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Also if you have a _working_ non-plasmac config, I would encourage you to make a file
of all available pins so you do not have to guess at spelling, types, directions etc:

To do this, type this in a terminal window when LinuxCNC is running with your working config:

halcmd show pin > mypins.txt

You can now use the text file mypins.txt as a reference and "donor" file for copy pasting pin names
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21 Jul 2019 06:42 - 21 Jul 2019 06:44 #140055 by thefabricator03

phoenix wrote: i am going to loose my job if i cant make it till tommorow :(


Just curious what would you have done if PlasmaC was not a thing? Mach3?

Just reading through your post and one thing you have to realize is that there is a very helpful team here to help you but they are not paid tech support. If something does not work it is up to you to try and systemically diagnose what is going on and only then post what you have tried and not tried to help narrow down the problem.
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21 Jul 2019 08:37 #140056 by phillc54
I have just realised that in one of your configs you are using Mode 0 and in another you are using Mode 2 which is the correct one?

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21 Jul 2019 10:37 #140062 by phoenix
i tried all three modes and not a single one works
i get it if i want to use mode 1 or 2 i need an encoder
but when using mode 3 it say twopaas error even when i have twopaas = on in my hal section
and it also says MY ARC OK PIN DOES NOT EXIST no matter if its 15-in or any other pin

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21 Jul 2019 10:43 - 21 Jul 2019 10:44 #140063 by phillc54
If you look carefully at the last error message you posted it says parort which should be parport.
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