>I just installed the BDI on my desktop. I've got 3 axes connected to
> the parallel port.
>And I have just one parallel port on my desktop. I want this to drive
> a 3 axis CNC setup
>I build myself, to discribe my situation, I already tested the
> setup/drivers with TurboCNC and
>it works fine, and now I want to switch to a Linux OS.
>When I try to run TkEMC I get the following error:
> command(EMC_AXIS_JOG) cannot be executed
>until the machine is out of E-stop and turned on.
>What do I have to do now? Do I have to connect a switch (as an E-stop)
> on my parallel port and on witch pins?
>On witch pins do I have to connect my 3 direction lines and my 3 step
> lines? And how do I have to change my generic.ini or emc.ini file to
> this setup? Has anyone perhaps an
>example file I can use.
>I'm a little bit lost in the EMC documentation files on the
> linuxcnc.org pages.
Switches not required except for live situations with big machinery.
You can control much of emc with the keyboard, in this case you want to
hit an F1, followed by an F2, and you should be ready to try a jog,
with the mouse, or from the keyboard. The left-right arrows on the
keyboard are the X axis, the up-down arrows are the Y axis, and the
pageup-pagedown keys are the Z axis. Theeres more, but this will get
you going I think.
I tryed it that way with the the F1 and F2 key and it didn't work, I still
get the same error. Can anyone tell me how I have to connect an Estop to my
parallel port and how I have to connect my stepper drivers, or where I can
Has anyone the same setup and can mail me his .ini files?
From: Thomas Formella <thomas-formella@we...> - 2006-02-01 21:08:19
Am Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2006 11:03 schrieb Koen Buys:
> I tryed it that way with the the F1 and F2 key and it didn't work, I still
> get the same error. Can anyone tell me how I have to connect an Estop to my
> parallel port and how I have to connect my stepper drivers, or where I can
> find the
> Has anyone the same setup and can mail me his .ini files?
Have a look at this sample .ini file:
Please check ESTOP_SENSE_POLARITY, MIN_LIMIT_SWITCH_POLARITY and