try converting the gif to jpg and see if that helps any
SWPadnos: you asleep yet?
what all needs to be setuid in order to run emc as a normal user?
SWPadnos: the +5v from the USB did the trick! Thanks a billion!!! :)
I have emc, emc_module_helper, bfload, pci_write, and pci_read all setuid
everything that needs to be setuid should be made setuid by 'sudo make setuid' (for run-in-place) or 'sudo make install' (for run-installed)
does anyone know of a decent opensource or linux GCode from DXF project?
ok. everything I listed is what the makefile makes setuid except "emc"
I did that one just because it is still not working.
it should not be necessary to make the emc script setuid. if it's the problem you mentioned earlier (symbol version), it's a kernel/rtai misconfiguration, and randomly making things setuid won't fix it
jeshua: look here http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Cam
no, I have emc running now, but I have to sudo to run it.
Have there been any issues with bringing up the HAL manual from the gnome menu? Mine won't start it. But just the HAL manual, the others are all fine. And I can go into /usr/share/doc/emc2 and bring all up fine. Also from command line all OK. But not HAL Manual from Gnome. Permissions look same, menu item properties look same. Any ideas?
if mozmck comes back, someone please refer him to section "check your locked memory limit" of http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?RtaiSteps
bbl really this time
from jepler: if mozmck comes back, someone please refer him to section "check your locked memory limit" of http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?RtaiSteps
<jepler> if mozmck comes back, someone please refer him to section "check your locked memory limit" of http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?RtaiSteps
two keyboards are better than one
hope I'm not being too much of a pain...
Not to me, I'm the guy that can't make the Gnome menu work, LOL
KimK: how is it going?
hmm, that page mentions a soft memlock which I didn't see mentioned elsewhere...
skunkworks: Not going too bad, I'm at a friend's helping with his EMC2 retrofit on a Kasuga knee mill. Just coming on, got encoders on, +24V sense power on, drives and everything else off. Fixing start-up issues first.
It would be nicer if I could open the HAL manual from the start menu. Oh well.
I spent the peicing togater a 2 stage air compressor. (turned out great)
I got it open the hard way. Maybe someone has had the same problem and can advise me.
Ah, two-stage. What's the planned system pressure?
I have not gotten that far yet. (I am only running 1hp atm)it doesn seem to pump up to 150 without a problem.
"without a problem" is always a good sign
acutally the compressor looks brand new. A coworker wondered if I wanted some 'air compressor parts' (for some reason there was this nice shiny compressor.)
they thought they would make a compressor out of parts but gave up.
It was free? Even better. We were talking at the Wichita Fest about machines that "follow you home". Sounds like you got one of those.
mozmck: So, did it work?
got it working as a normal user now!
I'm not sure now if it was the soft memlock or removing the tab characters and using spaces in the other line (hard memlock)
I may go play with it again...
There goes a true enthusiast. Just gets it fixed, and says, let's try to break it again.
We need more people like that, I think
you have to have the soft memlock as well it looks like.
Glad you got it figured out. Do you know anything about the Gnome (start) menu?
what's not working?
I can't open the HAL manual from there, All other manuals open OK. And I can open all manuals from the command line or GUI from /usr/share/doc/emc2
Permissions and contents of "Main Menu" property editor look same. I'm stumped.
Maybe I missed something obvious though?
is that manual in the same place as the others?
Yes, /usr/share/doc/emc2 and all manuals open from there
but not HAL manual from start menu
the file for that menu is /usr/share/applications/emc2-halmanual.desktop
Nothing happens there. No error message
you should be able to open it with a text editor and see if the link is correct
Really? All mine are pointed to the other. I'm 8.04 and 2.3.1
Oh, for the menu, sorry
yes, the menu item is a .desktop file
I'll look now
Good and bad .desktop files have mostly the same info (some missing), but in a different order. I wouldn't have thought that order was critical?
I could try re-ordering the bad file by hand and see, though?
I wouldn't have though so, but you could try.
OK, you had good luck earlier, we'll try to make it two for two, LOL
:-) have to go right now, be back later. Hope you get it!
Thanks. I finally did get it, but it was a forehead-slapper. File names did not exactly match, and I missed that twice. Oh well, it's fixed now, thanks for your advice! (And we're two for two)
not ?, !
I meant: good!
Ha, Oh, OK
skunkworks, you still about?
EbiDK is now known as EbiDK|AWAY
does anybody know what to do with the /ENCA0, /ENCB0 and /IDX0 on mesa's 7i33 board when not using diferential signals? leave it open or connect it to GND?
on my 5i20 I just left them floating...
yea! getting closer, one more piece of the puzzle done :)
I have it now where it removes any offset in a controlled manner as I move the Z axis up :)
after the torch is off
JanVanGilsen: I expected to find that in the manual but didn't ... My spindle encoder is not differential and I think I just left the /A /B inputs unhooked
JanVanGilsen: Leave the inverted inputs open, I'll put a note in the manual about TTL inputs
(if you ground the /xxx inputs the TTL encoder outputs would have to drive the termination)
pjm_: how is the mill?
skunkworks , hi, yes it is excellent - not had too much time to cnc lately as work have had me running all over the place
but the next step is to get a Mesa card and do the IO properly
yeah it will be good
plus i need to get on with the 4th axis and adding in the relevant microstepping drive etc
brb the kids are in a frenzy
Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emc/2009-06-07.txt
huh - there is not current printer port lathe setups using the encoder in count mode. (single phase encoder). the nist lathe uses the counter.
how can it be if i'm constantly getting "joint 0 (or 1) following error" in manual (F3) mode and never - in MDI? i tried to change all parameters in ini file but cannot do anything. emc stoppes working on a random step.
bogie: manual mode uses slightly higher acceleration than mdi in the default g64 mode
if you program G61 you'll probably get the same following errors with MDI
does it mean that making acceleration bigger i can rid off of this error. it never jappened before i changed input_scale to turn units from cm to mm.
anyone upgraded to ubuntu 9.04 on their non-cnc machine?
Root password for your release 8.04
eric_unterhausen yes. some workstations here are 9.04. works fine so far
Is the latency of your machine still important if you are using the MESA 5i22 card?
jimbo132, yes, but much less so
you would only have to run the "servo thread" on the PC CPU, which typically runs at 1 kHz
most PCs would have no latency problem for that thread, but some, especially with (a) certain proprietary graphics drivers or (b) power management (SMI) problems, might not work well
instead of needing something with max latency in the 10-20 microsecond range, you could use a PC with up to around 100 microsecond latency (as long as you're sure that's really the maximum)
otoh emc2 only checks latency problems on the servo thread
so if you get a message reporting problems from emc2, then it might be an issue
even with mesa cards, or other servo cards
good night all
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has sawdust on it now http://www.electronicsam.com/images/house/PICT1656.JPG
Dad had an old induction motor he let me use. 1hp 1800rpm
The thing reminds me of a air starter for a diesle when it starts.
Is there a way to output the XY and Z data on a serial port or preferable multiple ports?