#emc | Logs for 2009-05-26

[01:08:05] <Jymmm> toastydeath: I suspect you don't mean time travel, fire starter, mind control, etc
[03:26:25] <NZGav> ANy G540 gurus here?
[03:50:35] <aarongr11> hello, i'm runnng emc2.3.1. i would like to have my X axis move tward 0.0 wen searching for 'Home" position. atm it moves away from 0.0 . anyone know how i can reverse the direction the table travels wen searching for home?
[03:51:27] <aarongr11> my limit and home switches are on the same input. 1 switch for each axis
[03:54:20] <roh> aarongr11 ive seen something about that in the manual somewhere
[03:56:45] <roh> i-'ll take a look if i can find what i rember
[03:56:49] <roh> +em
[03:57:26] <roh> check http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/EMC2_Integrator_Manual.pdf and search for 'homing'
[03:57:53] <cradek> or, http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.3/html/config_ini_homing.html
[03:57:58] <roh> page 34 and 38ff
[03:57:59] <aarongr11> thanks roh,
[03:58:21] <roh> which reminds me.. ive still got no autohoming ;)
[04:05:57] <roh> <- lazy, but not enuff
[04:07:09] <aarongr11> thanks so much roh ! finially got it working
[04:07:54] <roh> what device are you driving with emc?
[04:08:52] <aarongr11> just a small 3 axis engraver thing i made, i use it to carve wax. was using kcam, but thought maby i give ecm a go
[04:09:52] <roh> hm.. never heard of kcam ;)
[04:10:09] <roh> kellyware.com or kernlasers.com ?
[04:10:14] <aarongr11> its a windows program, kellyware
[04:12:51] <roh> ah.. ok
[04:25:12] <leito1489> hello everybody, i've installed debian lenny 5.0.1 and then installed the new kernel patched with the instructions from the wiki, everything is alright but, when i reboot and i choose debian with rtai, the xserver fails and i can only use the console... i'm not an expert with this so i don't know if more detalis are necesary for knowing what is the problem but any help would be very appreciated :)
[04:43:42] <leito1489> well time to sleep, i'll ask again tomorrow :) good night everybody
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[08:20:34] <toastydeath> jymmm: haha, no, I meant like, 10^i and so forth
[08:20:44] <toastydeath> exponents
[09:03:14] <piasdom> g'mornin all
[11:04:20] <tomp> tomp is now known as tom3p
[11:07:16] <tom3p> http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/remastersystool.html
[11:07:20] <tom3p> can be used to do 2 things with an existing Debian,  Ubuntu or derivative installation
[11:07:21] <tom3p> make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install
[11:34:31] <tom3p> argh, parts from taiwan arrived in usa on 23rd, ems tracking sez they were undeliverable because of 'other' !!?!?!?!
[12:41:43] <motioncontrol> good morning.i want use the 4 digital imput the m5i20 card for axis override.exist a bin to gray code component conversion in emc2.3.0?
[12:41:59] <motioncontrol> or exist another metode?
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[19:01:17] <rogerer> Hi guys, need some help with my setup. Running Gecko G540, and my motors tend to not turn on low speeds. This come and go. Anyone got a solution on hand?
[19:02:03] <rogerer> The steppers are running in air (no load). They are Keling steppers.
[19:07:37] <jmk-wvm> my EMC workshop project: http://jmkasunich.com/pics/pcbmill-table-2937.jpg
[19:09:16] <archivist> thats come on nicely
[19:09:41] <geo01005> Very good looking :)
[20:14:25] <Jymmm> jmk-wvm: How long have you been designing that for ?
[20:15:51] <Jymmm> looks good btw
[20:21:12] <Jymmm> * Jymmm hands BigJohnT two pigeons - gotta be faster than dialup =)
[20:22:12] <BigJohnT> so long as they don't sit on the string from here to the road
[20:22:30] <Jymmm> lol
[20:22:39] <BigJohnT> how can I open a RAR compressed file?
[20:22:56] <archivist> * archivist uses winrar
[20:23:09] <BigJohnT> in linux or windows
[20:23:20] <Jymmm> z7
[20:23:23] <archivist> which keeps on working past the 30 days
[20:23:37] <archivist> thats on windaz
[20:23:37] <Jymmm> BigJohnT: what platform?
[20:23:47] <BigJohnT> linux
[20:24:40] <Jymmm> http://tips.webdesign10.com/how-to-open-a-rar-file-in-linux
[20:24:49] <tom3p> unrar is available on linux and 7zip might be ( it includes rar )
[20:25:33] <archivist> http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
[20:25:53] <Jymmm> sudo apt-get install unrar
[20:26:05] <BigJohnT> I found it in the package manager
[20:32:04] <BigJohnT> :/ unrar is not available
[20:34:25] <jepler> you have to enable "multiverse" in the package manager, because unrar has some kind of restriction that makes it non-Free software
[20:36:16] <BigJohnT> thanks jepler
[20:47:49] <Goslowjimbo> Is there a summary of activities of the Fest yet?
[20:49:32] <archivist> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?EMC_Fest_2009
[20:49:43] <alex_joni> BigJohnT: maybe even mc works for unpacking rar's
[20:53:34] <BigJohnT> alex_joni: unrar did it for me
[21:01:41] <BigJohnT> * BigJohnT waddles off to sandblast some tractor parts
[21:01:47] <tom3p> mc is a front end, it needs unrar, lzh, etc installed and needs be told where they are
[21:04:47] <geo01005> It has been relativity quite today, whats is the deal, Everyone have to work today to make up for the holiday?
[21:04:48] <jmk-wvm> Jymmm: designed the table over a 2-3 week period, around slides that I already had, and a nice 3/4" 2024 plate that I found online at a nice price
[21:05:10] <jmk-wvm> Y will be a gantry, but that isn't designed yet
[21:08:24] <jmk-wvm> the table was machined on this EMC2 powered machine
[21:08:28] <jmk-wvm> http://www.anderswallin.net/2007/08/dah-lih-emc2-conversion/
[21:41:18] <Jymmm> jmk-wvm: Ah, very nice. Might be cool to have video of the entire process step-by-steep, even if oyu have to time-lapse it later
[21:43:10] <jepler> I don't think any video was taken of it
[21:46:57] <Jymmm> its all good, for future ref
[21:48:27] <Jymmm> This just pisses me off.... For years I had a pair of rabbit-ears in a specific box. Now, decade later after knowing where it was, I an't find that damn things! and I know i didnt throw them out either.
[21:48:44] <Jymmm> and, can't even find twin-lead either!
[22:16:34] <tom3p> tie baby brother to the 70 ohm input, great antenna substitute. or get dick smith's co-tanga antenna ( old aussie joke using a coat-hanger )
[22:24:44] <jmk-wvm> Jymmm: video of what process? making the table?
[22:24:57] <jmk-wvm> that was many hours over three days
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