Russell - is there a "z" axis on your machine?

John.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Russell Brown <russ...@lls.lls.com> wrote:

> Quoth andy pugh.....
> >On 12 October 2016 at 08:49, Russell Brown <russ...@lls.lls.com> wrote:
> >> If I click 'OK' linuxcnc loads but the initial X & Y show as 4.23e+289
> >> and 2.95e+240 and axis.ngc is not showing in the display.
> >
> >Is this one of them "Universal" milling machines, for milling entire
> universes?
>
> The heating's come on today so it's probably expanded a bit but not that
> much :-)
>
>
> >It might be as simple as a position.txt file with bad numbers in it?
>
> Hmmmmm.....
>
> A) that doesn't explain the weird error message about axis.ngc.
> B) the same position.txt works with 2.7.4
> C) deleting position.txt doesn't fix either problem.
>
> FWIW, position.txt contains:
>
> 211.51237592697140144
> -82.01800169944763752
> 99.75883250664918478
> 0.00000000000000000
> 0.00000000000000000
> 0.00000000000000000
> 0.00000000000000000
> 0.00000000000000000
> 0.00000000000000000
>
> I've just tried sim axis_mm.ini with 2.7.7 and it also generates the
> spurious popup about "Bad character 'z' used" in axis.ngc :-(
>
> Created a new user (to avoid config issues), logged in, ran 2.7.7 and
> picked sim.axis/axis_mm......  same popup error message about "Bad
> character 'z'" near line 12 in /usr/share/axis/images/axis.ngc.
>
> If I try to open "/usr/share/axis/images/axis.ngc" from the File menu I
> again get the error message.
>
> If I try to open a previously used simple .ngc file, linuxcnc complains
> that the tool (tool 1) isn't found in the tool table....  even though
> tool 1 *is* plainly there if I edit the tooltable.
>
> If I try to 'cut' axis.ngc, it wants me to home; I do that but X & Y go
> from 0 to X -1.26e+58 and Y 3.11e+231.  Click run again and it pauses.
> When I click pause to continue, I get the error "can't do that
> (EMC_TRAJ_SET_TELEOP_ENABLE) in auto mode with the interpreter idle".
>
> Uninstalled 2.7.7 (apt-get remove --purge linuxcnc), reinstalled 2.7.4
> (apt-get install linuxcnc=1:2.7.4) and, still as my new test user, fired
> up linuxcnc with sim/axis_mm.ini.
>
> No complaints about bad characters, no silly numbers on homing and the
> sim happily 'cut' LinuxCNC as expected.
>
> Just for fun, I tried 2.7.5 and it's borked in the same way as 2.7.7.
>
> Tried building a git pull of linuxcnc-dev but configure fails saying
> python is too old (2.7 needed; lucid has 2.6.5).
>
> Somethings very broken with 2.7.5+ on lucid :-(
>
> So...  am I stuck on 2.7.4 ?
>
> --
>  Regards,
>      Russell
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