1030Re: Running Spectrum Lab in 'debug' mode
- Oct 30, 2012Alan,
Thanks for the comments. I hadn't tried it with anything plugged in, since (at the time) I only wanted Spectrum Lab to produce output rather than analyze input. I didn't realize until just a couple of days ago that the lack of an input source would prevent Spectrum Lab from functioning as a function generator.
--- In SpectrumLabUsers@yahoogroups.com, "Alan" <g4zfq@...> wrote:
> I was going to comment but I thought you must have tried it with plugs in!
> It's nothing to do with Windows.
> Modern mother board sockets have an extra contact that tells the soundcard driver whether there is anything plugged in. We get
> frustrating popups telling us something has been inserted.
> When there is nothing plugged in that socket is disabled and Windows does not see it.
> I can't help feeling this could really upset things if something is setup with nothing in the motherboard socket, then the computer
> restarted with something inserted.
> I only have one computer like that which I do not use regularly. I suggest fitting permanent extension leads in those sockets. Or
> hack the motherboard so it thinks something is inserted.
> 73 Alan G4ZFQ
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