#linuxcnc-devel | Logs for 2015-05-24

[04:02:22] <micges__> Tom_itx: 5i24 / 6i24 should have still 144 pins
[08:58:10] <Tom_itx> micges_, looking at the 5i24.vhd file may say different
[09:06:35] <atom1> use work.i24_x16card.all; -- needs 5I24.ucf and SP6 x16 256 pin
[09:36:06] <skunkworks> Tom_itx: I hooked a printer port directly into the 5i25 and was reading step/dir.
[09:42:55] <Tom_itx> nice
[09:45:12] <Tom_itx> the bitfile size for the 5i24 is around 783k compared to a 7i90 which is around 333.3k, just wondered if the part made that much difference
[09:45:43] <Tom_itx> probably so due to the increased pin count/gates
[09:47:44] <Tom_itx> skunkworks, why is it more common to start at IO2 on those?
[09:48:22] <Tom_itx> i haven't studied the parport pinout much really...
[09:49:17] <Tom_itx> oh, pin1 is strobe
[09:49:33] <Tom_itx> i see why now, nm
[09:49:47] <skunkworks> right - really doesn't matter i/o wise
[09:49:52] <Tom_itx> 2-9 are D00..D7
[09:49:57] <skunkworks> but it is 2 different bytes
[09:50:43] <Tom_itx> is the 5i25 layed out acording to a parport configuration?
[09:50:46] <Tom_itx> it must be
[09:51:07] <skunkworks> yes - it was made as a direct replacement
[09:51:18] <Tom_itx> makes more sense now
[09:51:53] <Tom_itx> are 10..13 input only?
[09:52:30] <Tom_itx> i guess you could go up to 17 really
[09:53:19] <skunkworks> no - I think the mesa is totally configureable unlike the printer port
[09:53:58] <Tom_itx> i'm sure it is, i was asking about a parport... i've never used one with lcnc
[09:54:23] <Tom_itx> (don't plan to)
[10:14:43] <Tom_itx> skunkworks when you load the bitfile on the 5i25 how do you specify the pci on the cmd line?
[10:22:08] <Tom_itx> well that's not my problem...
[11:14:24] <Tom_itx> never assume.
[11:15:23] <Tom_itx> i figured W10 would be in it's default position but it wasn't. i think i clobbered the FPGA instead of writing the eeprom
[11:18:23] <Tom_itx> guess i'll need a jtag to recover this
[11:24:23] <Tom_itx> anybody know where the firmware is for this? is it included in the 5i24 zip?
[11:24:35] <Tom_itx> probably not
[14:02:28] <skunkworks> You tell it the device ie - 5i25
[14:02:39] <skunkworks> atleast that is one way..
[14:10:18] <seb_kuzminsky> cmorley: thanks for helping guruwinder
[14:24:48] <cmorley> seb_kuzminsky: no problem :) did you see my patch sent to developers list for stepconf in 2.7...?
[14:30:05] <seb_kuzminsky> i'm digging through an avalance of unread messages in my inbox right now, haven't gotten to it yet but i hope to this afternoon
[14:34:52] <cmorley> ok :)
[14:35:22] <cmorley> I read you had a flood - hope that wasnt too bad
[15:13:14] <seb_kuzminsky> ok cmorley, i finally replied to your mail on the list
[15:13:30] <cmorley> k thanks
[15:13:34] <seb_kuzminsky> thanks for maintaining stepconf, that's one of our most important user-facing programs
[15:16:08] <cmorley> Yes I think it's very important too - to help people get their feet wet. keeps me out of the bar too :)
[15:17:09] <seb_kuzminsky> heh
[15:19:45] <cmorley> seb_kuzminsky: I assume then that guruwinder should base work on master...
[16:32:56] <seb_kuzminsky> cmorley: i agree
[22:52:53] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Chris Morley 052.7 a891d73 06linuxcnc 10src/emc/usr_intf/stepconf/stepconf.py stepconf -fix multiple picked outputs in axis test being ignored * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=a891d73
[22:52:53] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Chris Morley 052.7 44e2352 06linuxcnc 10src/emc/usr_intf/stepconf/stepconf.py stepconf -fix invert of signals on pp2 during axis test * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=44e2352