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    Wow!
    Here we go again. I installed (successfully) pp1.9 on my pro and am inching towards pp 2.0 (or later). I think I'll buy a separate SSD and use that for my conversion attempt so I can at least, revert back to 1.9 if it proves to be as challenging as last time.
    I'll report for later reference when the attempt is made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill south View Post
    Wow!
    Here we go again. I installed (successfully) pp1.9 on my pro and am inching towards pp 2.0 (or later). I think I'll buy a separate SSD and use that for my conversion attempt so I can at least, revert back to 1.9 if it proves to be as challenging as last time.
    I'll report for later reference when the attempt is made.
    Bill
    I got 2.0.2 running last night on my servo based Torus. I'll post files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagreen View Post
    I got 2.0.2 running last night on my servo based Torus. I'll post files.

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    Great work Scott! I need to update mine to 2.02



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    Thanks for the offer Scott!
    I'll look forward to your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill south View Post
    Thanks for the offer Scott!
    I'll look forward to your post.
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    Files posted on separate new thread. No instructions yet. You can mostly follow Bonedoc's instructions. These files are still a work in progress to clean up. I have some commented out lines and other stuff that needs deleted, but these are working so far.

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    Thanks Scott!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sagreen View Post
    Files posted on separate new thread. No instructions yet. You can mostly follow Bonedoc's instructions. These files are still a work in progress to clean up. I have some commented out lines and other stuff that needs deleted, but these are working so far.

    Scott...
    I tried your files on my Torus Pro Servo machine with 2.0.2. It mostly works, flashing the MESA went fine, I have movement in all 3 axis, but spindle wont turn on. Error is: Invalid RPM Setting, RPM must be between 0 and 0 with this belt setting. I dug around in the novakon_mill_base.ini and the novakon.hal and I saw where the min and max in both Low and High belt positions was correctly set to 250-6000. I'm going to continue to plug away at it, but in the mean time, any ideas?

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    Jason.
    I ran in to that, can not remember what it was. I will remark the and change some things on the hal and INI files I am using now and post them.
    I have my machine set up with out the gear reduction in the axis drives. instead of 10000 counts to a inch, it is now 50800counts to a inch.
    I will try to get them posted tomorrow night



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    Quote Originally Posted by powerr View Post
    Jason.
    I ran in to that, can not remember what it was. I will remark the and change some things on the hal and INI files I am using now and post them.
    I have my machine set up with out the gear reduction in the axis drives. instead of 10000 counts to a inch, it is now 50800counts to a inch.
    I will try to get them posted tomorrow night
    That would be a great help. I can diff the files and figure out what I am missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFover View Post
    That would be a great help. I can diff the files and figure out what I am missing.

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    I think I recall fighting that at some point in the PathPilot conversion, but im not sure. Just for the heck of it could you change the "High/Low" spindle and try to run your spindle? I'm at work, but there is a button on the PP window that allowed people to select which pulley they had the belt on for a Tormach machine. Each has different RPM min/max. Its possible that they are set for only one of the 2 options (high/low).

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    OK, so small progress. I was able to bypass the error by issuing S500 in the MDI. It now works and I can manually stop and start the spindle. However, there is a new problem, the spindle rotations are reversed. FWD runs CCW, and Reverse runs CW. I issued an M03 in the MDI and it started running backwards, then stopped and started via the GUI with the buttons and verified consistent behavior. I do remember my system doing this in PathPilot 1.9 as well. I never got around to fixing it (or even using the mill) because I was moving and I am just now getting everything set up again.

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    Have a look at these, The spindle direction output have been inverted so it goes the correct direction, added a line in the novakon.hal so when a program is running it displays the spindle rpm.
    inverted the axis direction and step output so it matches what the novakon board is expecting.

    sagreen did a great job getting it running so I thank him for that.

    let me know if they don't work. Been doing other modifications and took them out because I am not sure if they are working quite well enough.
    Found that we have access to the second port on the mesa card, so figured why not try to add a MPG. It is working at the moment. and will post the files for it later. you will have to add mux4 and ilowpass to the rtlibs.

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