#emc-devel | Logs for 2009-04-12

[02:45:25] <jepler> it looks like our route home on monday from champaign will go through galesburg. I'll wave towards Cardinal as we drive by.
[02:50:25] <jepler> 'night
[02:50:29] <SWPadnos> too bad you don't have a trailer
[02:50:32] <SWPadnos> see you :)
[04:21:28] <CIA-2> EMC: 03cmorley 07TRUNK * 10emc2/src/emc/usr_intf/pncconf/pncconf.py:
[04:21:28] <CIA-2> EMC: Add the beginning of a method to convert pinnames/signals into hal compatible
[04:21:28] <CIA-2> EMC: pinnames.Change the readme to add invert and pintype info. fix mesa signal names
[04:21:28] <CIA-2> EMC: not being registered if the parport was not also selected.Fix problem with not
[04:21:28] <CIA-2> EMC: registering the pintype change of GPIO output to open drain output. Start to
[04:21:30] <CIA-2> EMC: having the hal file for axis have proper halsignals written for mesa pins.
[09:30:49] <Pilotltd> alex - you around?
[09:31:05] <alex_joni> yup
[09:31:32] <Pilotltd> that hal fails with "servo-thread not found"
[09:31:40] <alex_joni> hmm
[09:31:51] <alex_joni> then you need to load emc without the addf line
[09:31:54] <alex_joni> and do a halcmd show
[09:31:59] <alex_joni> to see what threads you have
[09:32:06] <alex_joni> it's probably spelled differently
[09:32:15] <Pilotltd> can I email the hal file to you?
[09:32:17] <alex_joni> or look in the hal file for other addf's
[09:32:22] <alex_joni> you can pastebin it
[09:32:24] <alex_joni> works faster
[09:32:31] <alex_joni> http://pastebin.ca/
[09:32:45] <Pilotltd> I can paste here if that's ok
[09:32:52] <alex_joni> I suspect it's a bit long
[09:33:11] <Pilotltd> ok - will have a look at pastebin, hang on a mo
[09:33:19] <alex_joni> try pastebin, it's like a multiplayer clipboard :D
[09:35:14] <Pilotltd> http://pastebin.ca/1389541
[09:35:42] <alex_joni> look at line 22
[09:35:51] <alex_joni> other things get added to the "servo-thread"
[09:36:16] <alex_joni> your line #30 is wrong though
[09:36:34] <alex_joni> #28 is correct, #30 is wrong ;)
[09:36:44] <alex_joni> * alex_joni waits for Steve to spot it himself
[09:36:53] <Pilotltd> Yup
[09:39:03] <Pilotltd> hashing out 30 gets "abs.0.in was already linked" - tried calling it abs.1 and defining abs.1 but it didn't like that either?
[09:39:38] <alex_joni> hang on.. I'm reading the rest of the file
[09:40:15] <alex_joni> do you have another hal file maybe?
[09:41:04] <alex_joni> (custom.hal maybe ?)
[09:41:57] <Pilotltd> yep - custom postgui has abs.0 in as well
[09:42:14] <alex_joni> what's it used for?
[09:42:50] <Pilotltd> pyvcp spindle speed display
[09:43:01] <alex_joni> ah, then you need 2 abs'es
[09:43:20] <alex_joni> that means you need to enable loading of 2 abs components
[09:43:27] <alex_joni> line 11 (loadrt abs count=2)
[09:43:50] <alex_joni> then we need to "addf abs.1 servo-thread" too (maybe put that on line 30)
[09:44:05] <alex_joni> then change lines 32 & 33 to read abs.1.* instead of abs.0.*
[09:44:26] <Pilotltd> just a min, I'll edit and retry it, I did that but missed the abs count = 2
[09:44:37] <alex_joni> ok
[09:48:04] <Pilotltd> That looks better, loads now, will have to take PC back out to shop, had to bring it in to load windows wireless application, so I could get a USB wirless stick to work <G>
[09:48:37] <alex_joni> well.. if you figure that out..
[09:48:46] <alex_joni> I don't see any issues in using emc2 for you :D
[09:49:10] <Pilotltd> Done - it's working, had to connect to wired to download app
[09:49:17] <alex_joni> cool
[09:50:27] <Pilotltd> I'll let you know how it works, thanks again for your help, cu later
[09:50:50] <alex_joni> not sure I'll be much online later
[09:50:55] <alex_joni> easter & all
[09:50:57] <alex_joni> have fun..
[09:51:27] <Pilotltd> will do, get out and enjoy the sun
[19:03:44] <CIA-2> EMC: 03bigjohnt 07v2_3_branch * 10emc2/docs/src/drivers/hostmot2.lyx: expand counter-mode description
[19:05:15] <CIA-2> EMC: 03bigjohnt 07TRUNK * 10emc2/docs/src/drivers/hostmot2.lyx: expand counter-mode description
[19:05:20] <BigJohnT_> BigJohnT_ is now known as BigJohnT
[20:58:14] <CIA-2> EMC: 03bigjohnt 07TRUNK * 10emc2/docs/src/hal/pyvcp.lyx: add info on pyvcp disable pins
[21:06:14] <CIA-2> EMC: 03bigjohnt 07v2_3_branch * 10emc2/docs/src/drivers/hostmot2.lyx: add info on firmware location
[21:07:58] <CIA-2> EMC: 03bigjohnt 07TRUNK * 10emc2/docs/src/drivers/hostmot2.lyx: add info on firmware locations
[22:13:29] <CIA-2> EMC: 03bigjohnt 07v2_3_branch * 10emc2/docs/src/hal/pyvcp.lyx: remove lyx funny quotes so cut and paste won't fail on checkbox example
[22:19:22] <CIA-2> EMC: 03bigjohnt 07TRUNK * 10emc2/docs/src/hal/pyvcp.lyx: remove lyx funny quotes so cut and paste won't fail on checkbox example
[22:53:04] <skunkworks_> http://imagebin.ca/img/kJRYwdR.jpg
[22:55:07] <skunkworks_> http://imagebin.ca/img/PFIwwr.jpg
[22:58:03] <BigJohnT> I ain't got the first one downloaded yet :/
[22:58:28] <skunkworks_> oh sorry. should have reduced the size..'
[22:58:36] <skunkworks_> I forget some are still on dialup ;)
[22:58:42] <BigJohnT> I see a bunch of cat5 cable dangling
[22:59:02] <skunkworks_> it is a before/after
[22:59:12] <BigJohnT> that string is really vibrating now
[23:00:05] <fenn> * fenn detects a missing ethernet switch
[23:01:32] <BigJohnT> and I'm downloading a copy of the hypertherm 1250 manual so ...
[23:45:02] <fenn_> fenn_ is now known as fenn