I am using 2.8-something and do not have to home axis before using. Can't 
figure out how I make it happen right now.

On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:05:01 -0400
Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net> wrote:

> Greetings all;
> 
> Not sure but ISTR seeing a 2.8-pre in the lcnc headbar.
> 
> But, while this BoB seems to have excellent timeing as I can see the step 
> pulse have 10ns rise & fall times, I am unable to put the spindle 
> circuit live for a where the heck is it on this card test.
> 
> I have put # in front of all the keywords that start with HOME in 
> the .ini file, and put in a NO_FORCE_HOMING like it says in the docs in 
> the only two axis's a lathe normally, but I still cannot run this 
> short .ngc program. I think the home is being being killed/nullified by 
> the need to hit escape to stop the forever load scan. With no machine to 
> activate home switches, and no encoder either, the safety features get 
> in the way of tracing signals.
> %
> ( to find the spindle on this breakout interface)
> ( need to find 4 signals, pwm, enable, reverse, and an enable for the 
> vfd)
> s1000
> o10 WHILE [1]
> m3
> g4 p.1
> m4
> g4 p.1
> m5
> g4 p.2
> o10 endwhile
> m2
> %
> 
> Is that the problem?  Easily fixed I think, once I sat down and the back 
> pain has eased enough to think. So I will try running 100,000 times 
> while I poke around with a scope probe.  OTOH, an estop shutdown on TLM 
> does not unhome it. Nor does an esc stop on any of the machines here.
> 
> Needless to say, the 5i25 doesn't even come close to using the same pins 
> as a Mach install does. Finding z was easy, its on the pin set labeled 
> for a B axis, and x is on the group for the Y axis. I did find the 
> spindle's pwm signal but I'll be if I can find the spindle enables and 
> brakes. Not sure why, but the B group is the only one whose led responds 
> as an "I'm running" tally although I've see a few blinks on other pin 
> groups as I was finding the mist and flood buttons. 
> 
> Anyway, clues welcomed.
> 
> Thanks all.
> 
> 
> 
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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