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Re: Setting up remote START, STOP, PAUSE buttons
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2011, 09:10:34 PM »
When PCI card installed, it defaulted to LPT3
I have set it back to port 2, saved settings, and shut down MACH3
Now it actually works!
For some reason it was not updating the XML file?
Thanks again!
Eric

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Re: Setting up remote START, STOP, PAUSE buttons
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 09:15:05 PM »
What windows names the port has no bearing on what Mach calls it. In Mach you have Port 1 and Port 2 for parallel ports and the address set for each is what Mach looks at. So windows could call it LPT 1 and LPT 400 if it wanted but as long as you have the correct address set in Mach it will be Port 1 and Port 2 as far as Mach is concerned.

The changes you make will take effect immediately after a reset but will only actually be written to the xml on a restart of Mach.
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Re: Setting up remote START, STOP, PAUSE buttons
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2011, 09:15:33 PM »
LPT3 is NOT Port3.

You get Two parallel Ports, and they are either assigned to Port1, or Port2. The LPT #'s don't mean anything to Mach3.
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