On my 5v power supply I have a +5v and ground going to the breakout board to power it up. I then have 3 +5v wires going to the commons on my geckos. The step and direction pins have +5v comming out of them with the computer off (due to the board power line I guess) so would it be possible that the common on the geckos should go to ground and not +5v? (the board ground is connected to the computer ground via parallel port cable.)
Also if this is the case, is there some sort of setting in mach I would need to change? I never did play with the jumpers on the geckos, would you think the setting was off?