[Bdi4emc-help] Question on BDI-4

Beau Beaufait boeman1 at bellsouth.net
Mon May 22 06:29:07 CEST 2006

I appreciate your help.  I will try your suggestions, will be a few days 
before I can get to it however.  Will keep you posted if I figure out 

Thanks, Beau
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul" <bdi4emc at bulldoghome.com>
To: "Help and advice for BDI-4 users." <bdi4emc-help at lists.ourproject.org>
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Bdi4emc-help] Question on BDI-4

> Hi Beau
> On Thursday 18 May 2006 04:55, Beau Beaufait wrote:
>> I am running BDI 4.38 with Jon's PPMC cards and a Bostomatic mill. Today
>> running a Meshcam file to do some engraving in wood the EMC would just 
>> stop
>> like it was paused.
> Having spent most of the day running your nc file, I have been unable to
> replicate your intermittant pause with either emc-1.0-38 or emc-1.0-46..
> I will not rule out the possibility of a bug somewhere in the code, and 
> while
> I look for possible causes, could you do some checks your end.
> Booting the BDI-4.xx CD, one of the boot options is memtest86 - Run this 
> for
> a few hours and see if any memory errors are reported..
> If thepause happens again when running EMC, check /proc/emc/status and see 
> if
> Heartbeat is still incrementing. Checking dmesg for any odd messages after
> ppmcmod has loaded is also worth doing - It is possible RTAI has trapped 
> an
> exception and halted the execution of the realtime code.
> Regards, Paul.
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