[time-nuts] Prologix and Windows 98SE
jmiles at pop.net
Thu Sep 20 12:44:46 EDT 2007
There should certainly no problem using COM3 with Win98SE. If you aren't
using your machine's normal serial ports for anything, you might try
disabling them in the CMOS setup screen. That may let the system assign the
Prologix board to COM1 so QBasic can see it.
On the other hand, if QBasic is hardwired to talk only to COM1/COM2, that's
-- john, KE5FX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Janssen" <billj at ieee.org>
> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
> <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:51 AM
> Subject: [time-nuts] Prologix and Windows 98SE
> > Well I bought a prologix GPIB device to use with my HP5370A to compare
> > clocks. I tried a QBasic program and, no surprise, QBasic couldn't find
> > the COM3.
> > So, I downloaded "Prologix GPIB Configuration" program and that finds
> > COM3 and
> > I can control my 5370. I next tried "EZGPIB" and it reports "No Prologix
> > found"
> > I intend to write some small test programs using Visual Basic and see
> > what these do.
> > But, am wondering if there is any hope for success using
> Windows 98SE or
> > do
> > I have to use Windows XP. I really want to stay with Windows 98SE if
> > possible.
> > Thanks
> > Bill K7NOM
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