[time-nuts] Lady Heather Update
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sun Feb 1 00:18:02 UTC 2009
Mark Sims skrev:
> Hello again Magnus,
> If the program is started up and it is not seeing the Tbolt on the COM
> port you should see the "Log: OFF" indicator, two lines of text that
> are the plot area header, and the plot axes/grid. Pressing the
> SPACE bar should bring up a help screen in place of the plot grid.
> If all that is working, the problem is probably in the COM port.
> It wants the tbolt to be at factory com settings (9600,N,8,1)
That was not the problem. It failed with a big windows thing saying it
would not find the COM1 and then the programmed died.
> The program talks to the COM port UART directly. It probably won't
> work with a USB converter. The default is COM1, the /2 command line
> option should select COM2 (but I don't have a machine here with two
> serial ports to test it... the com port code was lifted from another
> program that did work with COM2).
The trouble here was that COM1 was "felt" by the OS to be used for
something else. Very strange. I had to force COM2 to become COM1 to
solve it. /2 did not help as it actually was COM1 in hardware.
> There are several command line options. use /? to see them.
I found them by tossing random commands at it... fairly quickly.
My remaining problem is to get it to run in graphical mode.
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