Well I am trying to figure some confusion with my konsoles after doing an edit changing colours and adding a root konsole as an option. Have tried to formulate the problem but not really successful yet.
Of course I was interested in trying to start the ParallelPortTest
program again. Seemed to be working better this morning but a good break could not hurt me either. I will now re-read the article and see if I am getting everything it can.
So far I have visible data from 3 bytes of 8 bits and the parallel port is sitting at the standard address 0x378 and I know from looking in BIOS I can set two more standard addresses. I can Read/Write to the I/O byte
, Some control over the Control Register
and I can see the bits in the Status Register
Thanks for the descriptions of tf the perceived oddity with the "" and <> I was wondering if it was not one of those things that was normal for C/C++ I won't worry any further.
I am using a new partition and new KDE-mini setup which also has some teething problems despite I am using my logbook from the previous real install of KDE-mini. dcwbis
To get down to do the first simple steps is mighty hard but having a real incentive that makes it easier. In this case when I started to focus on the parallellport a couple of things got my attention. First there was some posts about using a PCIe card to get parallelport access on a pc that is something many CNC topics has to struggle with and the parallelport in general. Then when you have the problem it would be nice if you can hang LED lights on the port and also if you can control pins to ascertain full confidence of what you have here. Not so comforting having something going wrong if you are manipulating even a smallish robot.
Well I stumbled on a couple of programs I thought looked interesting, I knew they were far above my head at the time but I really got keen. As you can see I have some knowledge of Linux and pcs in general but the corner here is what made it possible in just a few days to get much further than and faster than I expected.
Now it is payback time too, for this invaluable help I have received I will be on some other Forum sections pestering victims with my perceived knowledge and learning even more in the process. I think it may be printing problems.
Assuming you know that to write then compile then do it all over again until all the errors gone. I use kwrite, nano, Konqueror and what else? I have in the back of my mind to try and find out what this talk about an IDE is, an integrated development environment. Sounds like it could be something making the task easier when you have it configured. I seem to remember long ago playing with something having multiple windows and each time you breathed at a key things happened in another window shaking a finger at you if you got it wrong