yuck, lucid (ubuntu 10.04) puts the window buttons on the left.
it's just as possible to change it in lucid as it was before
yeah, I did already, but there's no option in a GUI for it - so it's not easy for a lot of folks
yeah that's a great big "huh??" isn't it
I don't care what they do with the default theme - having it look "new" every time is important (I suppose) but to change all the more traditional themes too is bordering on user-hostile
yeah, just one more thing for people to have to get used to - or figure out how to change.
maybe they will include an easy way to change it by the actual release
yeah I think/hope they will too.
Hopefully I'll have EMC2 running on 10.04 beta1 in the next few days. we'll see if I have time and how smoothly the compiles go.
that would be extremely cool
I've got it (10.04) installed on one computer now and it went smoothly.
I'm just starting to play with b1. like it or not I'm going to be stuck with it for a while, so I'm diving in.
yep, me too.
me too - just one so far. the nvidia driver install made X crash - not a good start.
in both the alphas, installing the nvidia driver (by clicking in the gui) would uninstall all of X... so it's better I guess.
hmm, I haven't tried that one yet. I need to figure out how to make a virtual machine on this computer.
you using noveau or the nvidia driver?
have you found good docs for making a custom cd?
pretty good it seems. I made one with 9.10.
the nvidia proprietary - I have dozens of programmers using those cards
[03:17:11] <mozmck> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization
I basically used the steps there.
plus a little help from some other places.
they say you can't use the proprietary nvidia drivers yet, because there's a new way of having multiple versions available to use, which they aren't compatible with
I have nvidia on this machine.
and ATI is borked as well, so for both of them you have to use the open source versions (with no 3D acceleration, for the most part)
ok, if they're busted for everyone, no problem, I'll ignore it
getting late - good night
oh. that's why I'm tired
what is it lately with people not being able to figure out how to set the scale in truetype-tracer's output? The fifth line of the output says "#3=0.0003 (Scale)" among all the other configurable parameters.
maybe it's the same thing that makes people unable to figure out how to reverse the motion of an axis
(even though there are like 6 ways to do it)
yeah that's a pretty common question too
how to use touch off
which way positive travels are
sometimes it seems like all questions have already been asked (and answered) many times
maybe we should have a FAQ with all these answers :)
with a direct link from the front page of linuxcnc.org
if I ever think that yet another set of documentation at yet another location is the answer to something, please shoot me
if we get it down to about 10 words, we can use comic sans and print it really big on bright pink paper and put it in the box with the software
dark green print on bright pink paper
the irs says if you file a fraudulent return, you should keep the records indefinitely
that's very definitive of them
you're also supposed to report all illegally gotten gains
It seems like Slavko is hoping to use software step generation through his EPP board. that can't work can it? isn't it way too slow?
it should work OK, but the number of I and O ports will have to be small I think
any way to link FAQ's to the existing documentation?
3 each might be OK, but it will be a ~20 us data exchange
JT-Work, how do you mean?
if I wanted that I'd copy the scheme that several folks seem to be using: to multiplex and do the IOs every second or third cycle
doesn't pmdx have one of those? or was it someone else?
that kind of doesn't matter - you still would have a maximum exchange of XX microseconds on the cycles where you do the full I/O update
yes, PMDX has one that multiplexes 2 ports, but not using EPP
right that's what I meant
you just output a high or low on one bit to select the port
EPP is a distraction here
you want some output pins unaffected so you can put step pulses on them directly
though it does help for the case where you have more than a couple of ports
the other way to do a slower update is to read/write only two ports each time: the "fast port" and one of the others
so all the ports are updated every N-1 executions of the base thread
and the time to execute is deterministic
(and the same every time)
oh, I bet you need EPP to get bidirectional support on the data lines
so you can do reads and writes
just thinking out loud but if there was a FAQ with questions and a link to a html document page for the answers...
it's hard to know what form the information has to be in for people to understand it
I don't know if it's explicitly stated in the manual that e.g. you can use a negative scale to reverse axis direction
I'm pretty sure that is not in there, but it could be...
getting people to understand it is the hard part
one of these days I'll finish the work of finding all the ini settings and putting together a document that tells what they are (int or float, max/min values, recommended values, description, etc)
I had done some grepping through the source a while back
most of that's already in the manual though, so I haven't been feeling like it's critical :)
I've come across a few things that I need to add/clarify in the manual while setting up the Hardinge
but have not had time to cross them off my list
it's the weekend everyone ;)