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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #720 on: March 03, 2015, 04:41:14 PM »
C drive Mach4 file last bit in file is wxMach4 its a lock out from changeing screen

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #721 on: March 03, 2015, 04:55:03 PM »
Ok, but that fails in the same way. I can configure the plugin, but when I go to set the motion device it hangs.

I deleted the old profiles and let loader build a new one, same result.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #722 on: March 03, 2015, 05:59:52 PM »
try removing C /mach4/profiles/Mach4Mill/Macros M3, M4, M5, .mcc and .mcs also mcLua.mcc and m6.mcc.

and remove sim.m4pw and sim.sig from plugins this can make Darwin play up in M4

other than that only the cnc gods know

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #723 on: March 03, 2015, 06:07:09 PM »
Ron:

   Sorry. My system has two version of Mach4, one is called wxMach4.exe , the other is wxMAch4GUI.exe, Ive heard of rare trouble
with wxMach4GUI that didnt happen in wxMach4.exe.

  Wasnt sure if my setup was uniqe to the developers package..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #724 on: March 03, 2015, 06:11:01 PM »
Ignore that, I was a couple messages behind.

  Im not sure what woudl cause it to hang on the setting for which engine.. it sounds more MAch4'ish than Darwin'ish...

I coudl build a version to show errors.. but if it hangs Im no so sure youd get them. Unfortunately, when Mach4 hangs it takes
a bulldozer and a stick of dynamyte to stop it.. ( never seen anything like it..)

  Ill give it some thought as to what can be done..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #725 on: March 03, 2015, 06:39:37 PM »
yeah, when it hangs task manager cannot kill it, only the power switch will get it.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #726 on: March 03, 2015, 08:37:02 PM »
Ive tried everything to kill it when its hung..just not possible.

  I guess the only thing that happens when you select it as the motion plugin is it starts the main timer loop...

I can try adding a messge for you to see at what stage its locking up..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #727 on: March 04, 2015, 09:00:24 AM »
Ron: ( et al.)


  Here is a diagnostic version of Darwin that breaks the main loop down into section with messages for each section.
Each section will report only once.. Let me know what it says, it may point to your troubles..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #728 on: March 04, 2015, 05:10:27 PM »
I had that exact problem many versions ago it has since cleared up on its own through version updates.  I think it got better when I ran Gearotic Motion after each update. ( Yea sounds strange BUT it worked)

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #729 on: March 04, 2015, 05:17:10 PM »
I loaded the new code and now when Mach4 starts up it displays the progress bar for loading screen elements, and about half way done it hangs. There is a ghost of a message box over the progress bar, centered in the screen, so one of your messages tired to show.

Drivertest runs ok

I am going to take my PC up to Brians shop on Friday, I will get him to see whats happening.

Thanks for your help