I'm trying to get my brand new servo system running (m5i20 + 7i40) but got lost in all the configs. Is there a good place to look for info?
The integrators manual tells me that I should be using hostmot2 since hal_m5i20 is deprecated - but all I can find is on the old version (and that one will not run???)
the old version of what?
the old version being hal_m5i20
err - I guess I'm wondering what you mean by "all I can find is the old version"
what version of EMC2 are you using (or looking at)?
something I got out of Git a month or so ago - can't really see the version, all versions I got from Git report 2.4.0~pre
then you should have hm2_servo and hm2_stepper sample configs (or similarly spelled)
and the driver is hostmot2, but it may be under mesa_hostmot2 or something like that
I know hostmot2 - that's what I am using for the stepper config - can't remember where I got it from. I can't find anything with hm2 in the name in /etc/emc2/sample-configs
did you install your compiled version, or do you run-in-place?
user error: hit any user to continue. I should be looking in emc2-trunk/configs ...
when you start emc you'll get the config chooser. There are hm2-servo and hm2-stepper branches and you can pick the right one from inside there
and there is my hm2-servo to start with
(if you were running installed, it would offer to copy one into your home directory to customize)
Thanks - I am now looking at a config that looks like what I used for hostmot2 stepper config
are you doing a lathe directly run from the 7i40?
It's a mill. 4 axis version
ah, two of them then? neat
Yep - I ordered (and got) 4! I have two 5i20 systems - only 1 up&running right now
Hm, emc terminates, in emc_debug.txt there is an error "Can not find -sec EMC -var NML_FILE -num 1"
RobJansen: the version you're trying to run does not match your config. if you're running git master, maybe you should start with a new config
how (whether) the nml file is specified has changed - I think lots of other things have too
the mesa configs in git master are kept carefully updated
you know, just a reminder :)
I'm gonna do a git pull (I fell lucky ;-) )
Nice: "failed to find a valid git directory". Guess what: when things changed from cvs to git I decided to leave the old cvs stuff in one directory and install git in another one. I now copied the proper configs from the git one and now everything works (ehm.. I mean it loads and I can now go and try to connect my servos)
The electronics are still dangling at the back of my PC but its working!