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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #710 on: February 28, 2015, 06:05:52 PM »
yes
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #711 on: February 28, 2015, 06:08:20 PM »
Thanks for the answer
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #712 on: February 28, 2015, 06:39:10 PM »
Another question..

I can't get my Z to work I have it set up as motor 2 I think but get no movement In Mach 4.
In the Darwin config I see no way to test the z axis as only the x and y show up in  the quadrant box. I can move the x and y in all the quadrant boxes of motors 0,1,2.

I must be missing something really obvious I know Art said in one of his videos that he didn't use the z axies as he was using a laser. SO is there a default somewhere getting to me.

Thanks
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #713 on: February 28, 2015, 07:00:32 PM »
Another question..

I can't get my Z to work I have it set up as motor 2 I think but get no movement In Mach 4.
In the Darwin config I see no way to test the z axis as only the x and y show up in  the quadrant box. I can move the x and y in all the quadrant boxes of motors 0,1,2.

I must be missing something really obvious I know Art said in one of his videos that he didn't use the z axies as he was using a laser. SO is there a default somewhere getting to me.

Thanks

Never mind found my issue and it was me...

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #714 on: February 28, 2015, 08:47:04 PM »
:)

 I always like the auto-fix's.. :)

Art
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #715 on: March 03, 2015, 10:07:19 AM »
I cannot get darwin to work. I loaded M4 Ok, although I needed the C redistributable that is in the darwin install. I can get into the plugin config and setup the ports and pins and can jog axis. I then try to select the motion device and mach hangs. Even task manager cannot kill the mach instance, I have to power off.

If I try to select the motion device before I run the config mach4 then hangs on the restart.

This has happened on 2 xp systems that both run mach3, one on a router one on a lathe.

Are there instructions for the right install sequence of m4 and darwin?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #716 on: March 03, 2015, 10:21:12 AM »
Hi Ron:

   So you can jog the axis and see Darwin is running when you test it, but it hangs Mach4? Havent heard of troubles
like that in awhile. First, run the driver test and verify the version numbers on the Port selection screen. It should read
1.21 and under that 1.23 , are those the numbers shown?
   And what version of m4 is this? Lets see if we can figure out whats up...

Art


Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #717 on: March 03, 2015, 02:42:58 PM »
I copied the latest kits off the net yesterday. Darwin shows version 1.21 over 1.23. It is mach build 2238.

When I powered on this time I ran the drivertest to get the version number. Then mach started up Ok. I check config plugins and it showed darwin enabled. Next I clicked Config- set motion device and it hung.

thanks

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #718 on: March 03, 2015, 03:44:02 PM »
Ron:

  Im running 2247 with no issue.. But I have heard of thios type of lockup early on. Its strange that Darwin runs fine on its own, but locks up
after the config. The only fix I have heard for that is a removal of the profiles when it was a corrupted profile locking it up, I cant think of anything
in Darwin that I can test for that. Dos this happen with wxMach4 as well as  Mach4GUI?

Art
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #719 on: March 03, 2015, 04:20:08 PM »
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Dos this happen with wxMach4 as well as  Mach4GUI?

What does this man?