#linuxcnc-devel | Logs for 2016-04-10

[06:19:01] <jthornton> both configuration files from the probotix web site for the unity controller have net spindle-on => parport.0.pin-14-out
[06:19:15] <jthornton> so I assume it is just an on-off
[08:21:18] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Dewey Garrett 05joints_axes13 1c6d4c3 06linuxcnc 10(5 files in 4 dirs) configs/sim remove unused TLO_IS_ALONG_W items * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=1c6d4c3
[08:21:18] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Dewey Garrett 05joints_axes13 9b9d751 06linuxcnc 10src/emc/usr_intf/axis/scripts/axis.py axis.py note not error for len(trajcoordinates) JA * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=9b9d751
[08:21:18] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Dewey Garrett 05joints_axes13 2305da1 06linuxcnc 10src/emc/usr_intf/axis/scripts/axis.py axis.py go to joint mode before switch to mdi JA * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=2305da1
[09:13:56] <pcw_home> but the unity has a analog VFD output...
[09:15:28] <pcw_home> in any case, if you want pin 14 to be a GPIO output, disable the PWM (num_pwmgens=0)
[09:15:29] <pcw_home> and set the pin to output mode
[09:26:56] <linuxcnc-build> build #490 of 4022.deb-jessie-amd64 is complete: Failure [4failed shell_1] Build details are at http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/buildbot/builders/4022.deb-jessie-amd64/builds/490 blamelist: Dewey Garrett <dgarrett@panix.com>
[09:44:31] <jthornton> I knew it would be simple once I knew how... I was just not thinking like set it to 0 to free it up
[09:45:19] <jthornton> I wish I knew what the guy has for spindle... all I can go by is the sample configs he had and that probotix has on their website
[09:45:25] <jthornton> thanks PCW
[09:46:33] <pcw_home> Does probotics have a better manual? (there are no step timings or polarities on their web site)
[09:47:02] <jthornton> I can't find one but they seem to be responsive to emails I think
[09:50:31] <jthornton> what would give me ERROR: FPGA reload not supported after sudo mesaflash --device 5i25 --reload
[09:51:34] <pcw_home> very old firmware file
[09:51:46] <pcw_home> (so needs power cycle)
[09:54:19] <jthornton> ok thanks
[10:26:04] <pcw_home> well very old meaning 2014 or so (very old in nanoseconds)
[10:47:48] <JT-Shop> finally got him up and running :)
[10:54:21] <pcw_home> Yay!
[11:10:49] <pcw_home> wonder if dead-in-the-water will ever get running
[11:14:11] <jthornton> that's hard to say, I've not read all that thread but is he still dead-in-the-water?
[11:17:16] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Norbert Schechner 052.7 3dc1c46 06linuxcnc 03lib/python/gladevcp/widget-gladevcp-speedcontrol.png GladeVCP - SpeedControl - added widget icon * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=3dc1c46
[11:19:46] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Norbert Schechner 05master 806c45c 06linuxcnc 03lib/python/gladevcp/widget-gladevcp-speedcontrol.png GladeVCP - Speedcontrol - added widget icon * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=806c45c
[11:35:23] <pcw_home> trying to get gantry homing working via the new gantry comp
[11:37:51] <jthornton> neat
[11:38:05] <jthornton> I need to make a gantry thing so I can try it
[11:39:42] <pcw_home> I suggested the gantry comp so I feel a bit obligated to help
[11:40:14] <jthornton> I know that feeling well
[11:40:35] <jthornton> you doing it with a real gantry or vismachine?
[11:41:21] <pcw_home> I have no gantry hardware, i just read the manpage :-)
[11:43:34] <pcw_home> basically the gantry comp splits a position command and feedback to 2 (or more)
[11:43:36] <pcw_home> joints so it can insert a offset for homing on multiple switches
[11:45:39] <pcw_home> I have some ideas for an improved hm2 stepgen
[11:45:41] <pcw_home> 1. is incorporate the 25% overhead in the comp so you just set the machine limit
[11:45:43] <pcw_home> and the driver uses that limit and sets the hardware limit 25% faster
[11:46:01] <pcw_home> (so the hardware limit is hidden)
[11:46:06] <jthornton> that would be cool
[11:46:39] <pcw_home> and it obeys the machine limit if you feed it a step command
[13:05:32] <kwallace> In looking here: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/hal/parallel-port.html#_loading , and here: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.2/html/hal_drivers.html#r1_1_1 , isn't pin 14 always an output?
[13:48:53] <JT-Shop> http://retired.beyondlogic.org/spp/parallel.htm
[14:10:45] <kwallace> The Beyond Logic text seems to indicate that it is possible to use pin 14 as an input by forcing the pin voltage and taking some hardware precautions, but my understanding is that the LinuxCNC Parport driver doesn't utilize this -- although I haven't kept up with updates for quite a while. I have only used the Parport driver as "out" or "in" on the data bits as shown, and I know nothing about the "x" mode. I may need to update my mushware.
[14:38:42] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Norbert Schechner 052.7 0e7a359 06linuxcnc 10lib/python/gladevcp/hal_widgets.py GladeVCP - SpeedControl - forgot to push this file * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=0e7a359
[14:40:08] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Norbert Schechner 05master 10fd971 06linuxcnc 10lib/python/gladevcp/hal_widgets.py GladeVCP - SpeedControl - forgot to push this file * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=10fd971
[16:37:32] <KGB-linuxcnc> 03Jeff Epler 05master 30ac65e 06linuxcnc 10docs/src/getting-started/updating-linuxcnc.txt 10src/emc/motion/control.c Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/2.7' * 14http://git.linuxcnc.org/?p=linuxcnc.git;a=commitdiff;h=30ac65e
[16:53:10] <SWPLinux> jepler or cradek: if you're around, and can talk about the DNS thing, please let me know.
[16:53:32] <cradek> I'll try
[16:53:39] <SWPLinux> hi cradek
[16:53:42] <cradek> hey
[16:53:44] <cradek> is it hard?
[16:53:57] <SWPLinux> well, it wouldn't be if I could just edit a text file
[16:54:01] <cradek> argh.
[16:54:15] <SWPLinux> but the web form doesn't make it easier
[16:54:21] <cradek> yeah I bet not
[16:55:28] <SWPLinux> the MX records are on a different form (for email, not DNS), and I'm not quite sure if I can get all the entries in there
[16:55:33] <SWPLinux> or in the right order ...
[16:55:56] <SWPLinux> (ie, so mail that's supposed to get redirected or whatnot doesn't get lost instead)
[16:59:00] <cradek> how can I help?
[16:59:19] <SWPLinux> err, that's a good question :)
[17:00:24] <SWPLinux> maybe I should forward Jeff's email to DH tech support and see what they say
[17:00:52] <cradek> well I guess you ARE paying them...
[17:01:03] <cradek> spf and mx records are totally normal things to want
[17:06:31] <SWPLinux> ok, I just submitted a ticket asking them to (a) tell me how to add records of those types, (b) do it for me or (c) all of the above. We'll see what happens.
[17:06:44] <cradek> heh
[17:08:58] <SWPLinux> I've been looking for a new laptop lately, but I'm sad that I can't find anything that has more than one of the attributes: faster, lighter, longer battery life, under $2000.
[17:09:23] <SWPLinux> as compared to the 4.5-year old one I have now
[17:10:26] <cradek> heh don't look at me. 4.5 years sounds like brand new.
[17:10:35] <SWPLinux> oh yeah :)
[17:11:30] <cradek> jepler got tired of that and just bought a new desktop
[17:11:43] <cradek> a lot more machine (and screen) for the money
[17:11:53] <SWPLinux> I'm looking for one of those too, but they're hard to carry and use on airplanes
[17:12:21] <cradek> yeah, airplanes are bad places to work
[17:12:22] <SWPLinux> I've been really surprised by the low cost of refurbished HP workstations on NewEgg (and elsewhere)
[17:12:39] <SWPLinux> like $1000 for a Xeon 6-core with 32G RAM
[17:12:48] <cradek> wow
[17:12:54] <SWPLinux> and Quadro-something graphics
[17:14:06] <SWPLinux> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4GH3DH7873&cm_re=z620-_-9SIA4GH3DH7873-_-Product
[17:14:21] <SWPLinux> 2d 8-core, 64GB, quadro 4000, $1350
[17:14:25] <SWPLinux> 2x, that is
[17:15:25] <SWPLinux> hmmm. maybe I should get that one :)
[17:29:11] <JT-Shop> I'm still using that desktop you picked out for me
[17:30:37] <SWPLinux> I'm still using a 15-year old desktop - that one is about due for replacement
[17:30:44] <SWPLinux> hence the search
[17:32:03] <JT-Shop> I don't do as much cad work with solidworks anymore
[17:41:24] <Roguish> SWPLinux: i purchased a dual zeon (12 total cores) 32 g ram, etc for 1k here: http://www.stikc.com/
[17:42:13] <Roguish> good price, good service. runs SW and ProE and Ansys, whatever.
[17:43:34] <JT-Shop> yuck proe
[17:43:53] <Roguish> hey, go grill something.....
[17:44:11] <Roguish> it's whatever makes money.
[17:44:18] <JT-Shop> I am in a few, just got it cleaned
[17:44:38] <JT-Shop> yea to that, I tell customers what ever you want is fine with me
[18:36:09] <skunkworks> SWPLinux:
[18:36:11] <skunkworks> !
[18:48:48] <SWPLinux> hi skunkworks
[19:31:57] <skunkworks> Glad to see you around!
[19:48:46] <skunkworks> <100k over the weekend on the i5 for the servo loop - 29us