RE: [dxatlas] Digest Number 719 [Faros & Win7(64bit)]
I have no experience of Win7 (yet) but from other lists, I suspect
you're on a "hiding to nothing" trying to get Faros to work on Win7(64)
Since Vista, MS introduced a different protocol as to how Windows "does"
the sound system, and it broke a lot of things that need fine detailed
control of that hardware.
You may get it to work with the 32 bit version of Win7, or even in (I
guess your version has it) the VM based XP environment Win7 Pro has.
Mind you, again I suspect the problem will be the sound system.
Faros as Alex explained to me sometime back, needs much more than just
simple audio data streaming from the sound subsystem, it also needs to
positivily match the incoming data with time, to mS or better
I suspect you'll be better off dedicating the old XP (or even Win2000)
machine for Faros only use.
With a bit of careful configuration, and maybe a little third party
software, you should be able to run that quietly in a corner of the
shack with it's own RX (perhaps a softrock or similar?) and still get
access to the result charts, while it being secure and invisible to
anything that is not directly aware of it. Especialy if it's a machine
that will happily startup and boot without a mouse or keyboard! (Most
relitively modern PC's can be setup to do that) I have two such older
machines in my shack that are doing that very thing. Faros is a great
tool, best left running 24/7, so you can build up a detailed
understanding of what can be expected to be about, and when.
Shout at me off list if interested in that solution. Else, wait for
Alex to respond.
Faros and windows 7
Posted by: "Adam" wd4ddu@...
Sun May 9, 2010 7:09 am (PDT)
I am having some trouble getting faros 1.3 to work with a new computer.
The pc is a dell xps (64 bit-i7). I can't get the program to control the
rig nor can i get the settings to recognize the onboard audio "card" The
program worked great with the old xp machine.
Rig control is through the USB-serial converter in a rigblaster duo.
I have been able to get the rig control and audio/ptt to work very well
with both dx4win and writelog/mtty.
Any assistance is appreciated.