dmesg doesn't show anything too terrible to my untrained eye either
loads a bunch of RTAI modules, then unloads them
it will now load most of the interfaces except for AXIS interface
then it crashes
dont use AXIS...
but its sooo purdy
guess i don't have a choice
any recommendations for non-axis interfaces? I haven't messed with the others much yet
AXIs is the only UI that uses openGL
check that you have working openGL - run glxgears in a terminal
cool it works!
cool it works!
it turned out to be a problem with building against tcl/tk 8.5 instead of 8.4
heh - oops :)
that makes some sense - AXIS uses tcl/tk (as does tkemc), but it uses it with external libraries, whereas tkemc doesn't
used "./configure --enable-run-in-place --with-tclConfig=/usr/lib/tcl8.4/tclConfig.sh --with-tkConfig=/usr/lib/tk8.4/tkConfig.sh"
also linked against newer glut libraries which may or may not have had anything to do with it?
instead of using freeglut used regular glut
at any rate i'm one happy camper now
except i lost my configuration files in the shuffle so I guess i have to remake those
SWPadnos: I think you are on to something, because all the curses based UI's worked fine, just not the graphical ones
heh - should be pretty easy with stepconf
oh, did tkemc also not work?
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don't remember, but i doubt it
ok. even if it did, it would still make sense to me (maybe not the the real experts though)
i just went through and clicked randomly on different ones, and all the ones that loaded were text-mode curses based
AXIS uses some tcl/tk for the UI, but also links with python and C code, so there's a level of complexity there that tkemc doesn't have (as far as I know)
ooh good point
i did install some python tk bindings too
well heck now i don't have a clue what actually fixed it
glad you got it working. gotta get back to accounting now :)
thanks for your help
what time zone are you in to be accounting at this hour??
but I own the business so ...
still got 3 more work hours today ;)
at least you own it though :)(
SWPadnos: Get your ass back to work!
SWPadnos: let the monkey do the accounting
stustev, the monkeys at the IRS don't like that
how is everyone tonight?
the IRS doesn't have monkeys - just apes
I am thinking of using R/C type speed controllers and smallish dc motors with a linear encoder for a makeshift servo set-up
cradek: what kind of drills do you use for PCBs? straight shank (and some kind of chuck) or 1/8" shank and a collet?
1/8 shank and 1/8 set screw holders
I doubt any drill chuck would work acceptably
yeah, probalby too much runout
I was wondering if I should make an adapter to put one of these http://www.amazon.com/Keyless-Chuck/dp/B0009V68X8/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t/002-5555198-3484045
on the bosch
all it needs is a male thread
jmkasunich: I have one like it, uses 1/4-20 thread
jmkasunich: Yes, made in china, yes from HF, really ironic that it uses imperial threads
It's a three-piece jaw, spring loaded.
as you screw it on the bolt, it pushes down on a flat metal plate, which closes the jaws.
Any news on the m5i21 driver? I see the recently released EMC2_Integrator_Manual.pdf dated September 1, 2008 mentions only the m5i20.
jmkasunich: I bet a $5 drill chuck is worth every penny
and not much more
that was fun. I made a nice little boring bar (probably two hours of grinding)
then a bushing to hold it (.25) in a boring bar holder (.625)
have you tried it yet?
I blindly turned 1" down to .625" with whatever tool offsets I had from last time and I got .6246
then I drilled and reamed the center and pushed the boring bar in and it sprang back out
... seems it's a real lathe
from the air pressure?
it didn't matter because I will slot it anyway, but it's nice to have stuff turn out right.
I can feel your confidence rising with that lathe
also, emc is cool.
I will NOT disagree with that
just passing thru on my way to bed - good night
me too. goodnight.
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good day earth
wow, anyone in CA need a plate? http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/tls/822894415.html
oh man, this is SO much better! Gotta love 5ft pwr strips!
that be nice to have. is pink higher density?
I think it's supposed to wear less
Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emc/2008-09-05.txt
starrett pinks are NOT cheap
I really dont have any place for it, even if I was in SoCal
except the back yard - ick
I wonder if that's anywhere near dave-e
I could use that one as diing table.
just because it's pretty ^_^
it'd make a great cutting board for the kitchen
anonimasu__: Awww isn;t that precious
cradek: I'm not using $400 knives on a granet anything tyvm!
you could use the table to hone your knives
that's true, but do you really want honing oil on such a nice table?
I received my shipping confirmation on 6 Gecko G251 drives at the Promo price of $37 ea. - Last chance to get yours, price expires Sept 6.
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yeah normal price will be like $69 ea. - I don't even have any idea what I will use them on yet, but I needed 3 for a shopmaster conversion I'm doing for a friend, so I had him get 6 and I got six, means I'll have 9 on the shelf.
Oh - They had a limit of 6 per person at the sale price.
it looks like my soundcard is not working in realtime environment
assargadon: it may work if you install the package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-rtai and reboot
hm...thanks, let's try it
any one know how to get to the bios on an acer laptop
it's probably ESC, F2, DEL, INS, CTRL-F2, or S
of course, it could also be something else
oh yeah without a working keyboard on board
plug another one in..
replace the keyboard, or plug in an external one
if that dosent work.. then you are fscked..
ok ill try some of those... but i dunno if the bios sees the usb keyboard yet or if i have to set it up
the web seems to think it's F2 on the Acers (and many other laptops)
if legacy support is on, then it will. if legacy support is off, then it might
is there no PS/2 port?
f2 gets me to the winblows recovery but NOne of the arrow keys work anywhere
you're hitting the keys too slowly
ill try again
if it gets to the Windows boot menu, then it's already well past the time for going to BIOS setup
what I usually do is repeatedly tap the key I'm trying as soon as I power on the machine
you never know how fast the keyboard gets reset, or how little time the BIOS will look for the magic key
do you think a usb kbd would need bios setting
for a laptop with no PS/2 port, it's worth a shot to try one
unless USB legacy support has been specifically disabled (and maybe even then), a USB keyboard should work for the BIOS
just fix the internal keyboard
any recommendations for rolled ballscrew vendors?
just make an avr microcontroller project that hooks into the keyboard connector and emulates the F2 keypress
time permitted: 25 minutes
tomp - Nook XPR
SkullWorks_PGAB: thanks, know any published price lists?
how about checking mcmaster-carr or MSC?
no - but Nook XPR has best specs for rolled max error .001" per foot
Thompson is .004"
SkullWorks_PGAB: i saw the .001 :) , thanks
and there prices and customer support are great
we use them at work for all sorts of things
sure Jep.. im off to the holo-deck to replicate that
Hi. Anyone paying attention?
I am having installation issues. Well, the LiveCD works, but latency is unimpressive and it only uses one of my two CPUS
So I have been trying to build from scratch with SMP support, with almost no success.
some users have made SMP work - I don't know the details, but its been tried and it worked - though it might have been with v2.1
its not the EMC version that matters
building an SMP kernel with RT patches is the hard part
Aye, I haven't got as far as getting RTAI to work.
I think that it is in the config options, which are truly baffling to a long-term Mac user.
I can't help - haven't built one myself
think it was the Breezy kernal
I really want to be cutting metal, not building an OS...
cradek did build an experimental SMP/RTAI kernel that seemed to work on some systems
I don't recall where he put it, but I think its online somehwhere
I may be able to work with the LiveCD install, and just accept the wasted CPU, but the latency tests run at 15uS (acceptable) with occasional 4000uS glitches (clearly not)
its unlikely that SMP would help that
have you looked at the troubleshooting page on the wiki - it talks about some latency killers and possible workarounds
I am really looking for a better match to my hardware.
It all seems a bit vague, the Wiki stuff, unless I am looking on the wrong bit.
I am borrowing a graphics card over the weekend, I will try that.
But the onboard is a fairly decent ATI chipset with its own memory, so is probably not the cause.
this is the page: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?TroubleShooting
if your bad latency events happen at regular 64 second intervals, that points to SMI
I was just looking at that, it certainly looks like it is worth a try.
As it is an Intel motherboard.
As I said, this is all new to me, since 1988 I have just bought Apple stuff, which has Just Worked.
(Though I have picked up a lot of geek-stuff by osmosis, and I write a fair bit of software)
OK, I am booting off the live CD to see if the glitches are periodic.
The fix looks vaguely painful, though. ie a recompile.
OK, it is exactly every 64 seconds. Huge thanks.