Re: DOS driver for XP parallel port? O.T. kinda
- I wanted to see if it worked on my pc and had no problem getting
turbocnc3.1a to run under XP using the Userport driver. I didn't
check the newer releases since I don't have a copy.
I didn't turn a actual stepper motor but just put my Oscope probe on
one of the step pins and was able to "jog" and see the pulses. Just
to make sure, I turned off Userport and no step pulses were
My PC is running XP Pro on a older PII-400 machine.
This is just a experiment and I don't think anyone should actually
try to run a machine this way.
BTW I even tried running Turbocnc under VMware, it worked to my
amazement. Emulating a XP computer on a XP Pro host running a DOS
program. How's that for kicks.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carol & Jerry Jankura"
> Hi, Eric:and Rel-4
> I downloaded the driver and attempted to execute TurboCNC Rel-325
> and found that neither would run properly. In each case, itappeared to
> "hang" before either the main menu or desktop would be displayed.I suspect
> that TurboCNC's work with the 8254 timer chip might be the causeof this
> BTW, the driver comes with C source and an explanation of how it
> which is a nice touch! It might be useful for other programs.
> -- Jerry
> > I will try that. Thank you.
> > Eric