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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 22, 2019, 04:20:47 pm »
Thanks again Mark

I figured out how to save and load a session so were good to go, another application he won't need Windows for, up to this point we've got him about 80% Linux, if it wasn't for his accountant insisting on VT Transactions we'd have had him 100% Linux (hopefully with the help of the smart guys at WINE HQ we might get that sorted out as well in time)

So another one bites the dust, nothing left but to mark this solved

Thanks again

Graeme


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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 22, 2019, 03:26:03 pm »
That's the answer Mark
I changed the Serial line from /dev/ttyS0 to /dev/ttyUSB0 in PuTTY and off it went

You have no idea how happy you've made me :)

All I have to do now is figure out how to save these settings in PuTTY

Many thanks


Graeme

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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 22, 2019, 02:17:26 pm »
OK I've got this working in Windows he had saved settings in PuTTY saved as "test" , so after reinstalling the driver I used these settings and it worked fine the settings are as follows
COM5
Speed 4800
Data Bits: 7
Stop Bits: 2
Parity: Even
Flow Control: Xon/Xoff

So I can say for definite there's nothing wrong with the cable and as far as i can see there's no additional Windows software to make this work

I tried using the identical settings in Linux but I get the following error message

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Unable to open connection to /dev/ttyS0:
Unable to configure serial port

Statserial gives the following output

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grant@Grants-Thinkpad ~ $ statserial /dev/ttyS0
statserial: TIOCMGET failed: Input/output error
grant@Grants-Thinkpad ~ $



Any ideas ?

Graeme

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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 22, 2019, 12:07:12 pm »
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Makes perfect sense .. taint gunna werk in Linuks if its broked.

if the cables broked taint gunna werk in windirs ither :)

But my rationale is I know it can work in Windows I don't know for certain if it can work in Linux,  I need to establish the cable's good before I go any further and it would be simpler to do that on a system I know it can work on rather than on one where i have some doubt



Graeme


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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:15:53 am »
I've already installed PuTTY from the repos, The only Windows software I'm aware of is the driver disc that comes with the serial to USB cable, but as I said in my earlier post this is not working in Windows now either although he assures me it did  but he can't guarantee it worked with that particular cable, so I have to question the cable, is it possible I have a faulty or incompatible cable.

I don't see any point in beating my head against a brick wall anymore trying to get this running in Linux untill I get it working in Windows so I can be sure the cable's good

Does that make sense ?


Graeme




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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 22, 2019, 06:52:42 am »

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That must be a function of the Windows software. Have you tried installing statserial as in the terminal commands in Mark's link?

Not yet to be honest I find most of the info on that link a little hard to get my head round, ie is it suggesting I use statserial in the terminal to make the connection ?, or do I just need to make config changes using statserial ?, can I still use PuTTY to make the connection ?.

My guess is I use statserial to make config changes so PuTTY can communicate but I'm not sure


Graeme


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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 22, 2019, 04:40:02 am »
Ok i did as you suggested and added the user to the dialout group but sadly i'm still not getting anything working

to give you some background this is completely new to me and I've never seen it working but from what I understand when it's plugged in a terminal window should open up via PuTTY and live data from the weighbridge should be displayed in the terminal.

the device I'm trying to connect is a simulator that streams the same data a weighbridge would if it was connected the output weight can be adjusted with a dial.

To add to the confusion he told me it was working in Windows 10 but when we tried it it wasn't working, it's doing exactly the same as it's doing in Linux,

The serial to USB cable he has comes with a Windows driver which appears to have been installed I say that because when I run the disc I'm only given the option to uninstall or reinstall so I don't know why it's not working in Windows either yet he assured me it was, so it's quite probable that whatever reason it's not working in Windows is the same reason it's not working in Linux, what he can't be sure of is that it's the same cable that worked in Windows, so do I have a faulty or incompatible cable, so my view is to get this working in Windows first because I know it does work in Windows and go from there. but I'd appreciate any advice anyone can give me,

He desperately want's to run Linux as much as possible and I want to help him do that but to be honest I've bitten off more than I can chew and it's getting me down :(


Graeme



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Software & Applications / Re: Serial to USB
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:40:26 pm »
Outputs as requested, apologies for the time it's taken to get back to you, I have a lot going on right now

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grant@Grants-Thinkpad ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 04f2:b39a Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub[/code
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grant@Grants-Thinkpad ~ $ dmesg | tail -n 30
[  306.634875] usb 3-3: USB disconnect, device number 2
[  306.635273] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303 converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
[  306.635325] pl2303 3-3:1.0: device disconnected
[  328.136779] usb 3-3: new full-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[  328.285803] usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303, bcdDevice= 3.00
[  328.285808] usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  328.285812] usb 3-3: Product: USB-Serial Controller
[  328.285814] usb 3-3: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
[  328.287490] pl2303 3-3:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[  328.288435] usb 3-3: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[  380.314700] usb 3-3: USB disconnect, device number 5
[  380.315106] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303 converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
[  380.315141] pl2303 3-3:1.0: device disconnected
[  391.788883] usb 3-3: new full-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
[  391.937702] usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303, bcdDevice= 3.00
[  391.937705] usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  391.937707] usb 3-3: Product: USB-Serial Controller
[  391.937708] usb 3-3: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
[  391.939129] pl2303 3-3:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[  391.939965] usb 3-3: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[  470.095727] usb 3-3: USB disconnect, device number 6
[  470.096216] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303 converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
[  470.096269] pl2303 3-3:1.0: device disconnected
[  481.544642] usb 3-3: new full-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
[  481.693840] usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303, bcdDevice= 3.00
[  481.693844] usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  481.693847] usb 3-3: Product: USB-Serial Controller
[  481.693849] usb 3-3: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
[  481.695463] pl2303 3-3:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[  481.696302] usb 3-3: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
grant@Grants-Thinkpad ~ $ [/code



Graeme



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Software & Applications / Re: Pictureviewer freezes Peppermint
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:30:41 am »

pix does not function with LAN.
Breaks OS - all running apps are closed, user logged out. Waiting long enough, gives login screen.
Don't know if it's only LAN - have no images on this yet to test with.
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That's strange Pix works perfectly, on my LAN,


Graeme

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Software & Applications / Serial to USB (SOLVED)
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:10:17 am »
Hi guys

I'm still working on my friends laptop, and I'm trying to get a weight monitor device to connect to Peppermint, this device connects to a weighbridge via a serial connection and to a PC/laptop also via a serial connection he's been using a serial to usb cable that comes with a Windows & Mac driver (no linux driver surprise surprise), and then connecting via Putty, I can't see any reason why this shouldn't work in Linux if I can find a driver to convert the serial signal to usb such as the Windows & Mac driver that comes with the cable.

So my question is does anyone know of a Linux driver or any other way I can solve the problem ?


Graeme

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Software & Applications / Re: OBS fails to initialize
« on: July 04, 2019, 06:44:59 am »
Thanks for that zeb , I'll have a look :)




Graeme

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Software & Applications / Re: OBS fails to initialize
« on: July 04, 2019, 02:07:05 am »
Hi drkmttr
Thanks for your reply

Yeah you're right but I hoping there's a way round this otherwise I'm in the market for another laptop, the problem is I very rarely use my laptop but I need it for this project

Thanks for your help


Graeme

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Software & Applications / OBS fails to initialize
« on: July 02, 2019, 04:21:08 pm »
Hi guys
I,m trying to run OBS to experiment with livestreaming, I've installed it from the package manager but when I open it I instantly get the following error

"Failed to initialize video.  Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics drivers may need to be updated."

It doesn't look good I've Additional Drivers but there's none offered

Here's my spec

graeme@graemes-laptop ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: graemes-laptop Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq 6710b (GR679ET#ABU) v: F.10 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 30C0 v: KBC Version 71.2E serial: N/A
           BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68DDU Ver. F.10 date: 01/11/2008
Battery    C23B: charge: 48.2 Wh 98.6% condition: 48.9/48.9 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T7250 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2001 MHz 1: 1183 MHz 2: 1357 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM version: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-54-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
           driver: iwl3945
           IF: wlp16s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCIE
           driver: tg3
           IF: ens1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (9.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS240G2G0A size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 220G used: 21G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: 28.2C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 162 Uptime: 43 min Memory: 720.1/1481.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
graeme@graemes-laptop ~ $

The problem seems to be an unsupported GPU/driver so my question is is there any way around this or is it a lost cause


Graeme

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Software & Applications / Re: Devnet Shevnet (SOLVED)
« on: June 27, 2019, 07:39:55 am »
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but as usual gimme a shout if I can help with anything

You'll be the first to know :),

Actually there's is some things I'd appreciate some help with but before I weigh in here I want to get as much as I can working myself and out of the road, I'm trying to stick to one problem at a time then moving on to the next

Many thanks

Graeme

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Software & Applications / Re: Devnet Shevnet (SOLVED)
« on: June 27, 2019, 04:02:21 am »
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Is the guy now happy with his Linux experience .. which is the important thing ?

He loves Linux/Peppermint and he want's to do everything on it, but to be honest that's not gonna be entirely possible due to some of the specialised software he uses.

here's just one example
Due to HMRC switching to paying VAT digitally online  (MTD) he can't use his current accounting package (Quickbooks 2010) to do that so his accountant want's to switch him over to VT Transactions which has a facility for MTD but there's a few problems with that

(1) he would have to learn a new system
(2) He would have to transfer all his accounts over to VT manually
(3) VT won't run in Linux (I've tried everything it just won't work)

But I have a solution there's a web based MTD service called One Click (HMRC) Approved he could use to pay VAT and continue using QB2010 just as he's doing now and he can do it all in Linux providing I can get QB2010 running in WINE and if not I know I can get QB2003 running in WINE and he'd be happy to use that, so that's where I am just now.

But this has been a battle from the beginning and I seem to be endlessly running into brick walls, I've been at this for weeks now and I'm way out my depth here but I'm not gonna give up because he genuinely want's to use Peppermint and I want to do all I can to help him.

The ironic thing here is I gave up advocating Linux a long time ago, I learned it's pointless unless they genuinely want it and are prepared to learn & listen which very few people are otherwise it's an exercise in frustration so I don't do it, but this guy doesn't only want it he's genuinely enthusiastic about it so I'll keep slogging away and do all I can

Thanks for your help so far


Graeme



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