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ulisse
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Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by ulisse » Tue May 25, 2010 4:25 pm

hi Alan,
I've just bought an old Digifly Flyer2 vario, and as I'm running linux i think your application could be very useful to me.
Sadly, the vario came without the cable, so I managed to build a serial one like this in the diagram:
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I think I can connect to the device in some way (I tried with cutecom and if I send something on the port, the device replies with "?"), but changing /dev/USB to /dev/ttyS0 in the program startup script doesn't work.

I am on Ubuntu 10.04 i686, do you have any hint for me?

I think that maybe if I know what to say to the device, I could dump the logbook also with cutecom, just to see if it works, but I have no idea of what the command could look like :P

Thanks in advance,
Ulisse

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by alanbirtles » Wed May 26, 2010 8:39 am

if you send "V" the vario should respond with an id string. You should be connecting at 38400, 8 bit, 1 stop bit and no parity.

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by ulisse » Wed May 26, 2010 4:18 pm

Today I tried the same cable on a windows machine, with the 2009 version of VLtools, and it connects and downloads the logbook, so I can assume the cable is OK.

In Linux, with the same settings you wrote, sending "V" with cutecom results again in a "?" from the device :(

I've noticed the firmware version looks very old, 29.2 if I am not wrong... maybe tomorrow I'll try (on the windows machine) to upgrade to the latest version and check again.

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by ulisse » Wed May 26, 2010 9:31 pm

update!
I removed the LF line end from cutecom settings and now V is returning a string:
DIGIFLY FLYER_2 02.9 15450 Ulisse

I tried all other letters in alphabet, but all I get is "?" or "!" or at least "2" if I type "v"...

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by alanbirtles » Thu May 27, 2010 11:53 am

in that case everything is working you just need to make sure the device name is correct for the serial port

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by ulisse » Thu May 27, 2010 4:26 pm

Upgraded to the latest firmware, still not working with your app. :(

This is my edited launch script:

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#!/bin/bash
CDIR=`pwd`
java -Dgnu.io.drivers.Serial="$CDIR"/lib/drivers/Linux/i686-unknown-linux-gnu/librxtxSerial.so -Duk.org.birtles.digifly.serialPrefix=/dev/ttyS0 -cp lib/javacsv.jar:DigiflyUtil.jar uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyFlyerUtility
and this is the output in terminal (sorry for the length):

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ulisse@Aang:~/Desktop/Digifly$ ./DigiflyDownloaderLinux_i686.sh 
Experimental:  JNI_OnLoad called.
Stable Library
=========================================
Native lib Version = RXTX-2.1-7
Java lib Version   = RXTX-2.1-7
uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyException: gnu.io.NoSuchPortException
	at uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyDownloader.<init>(DigiflyDownloader.java:83)
	at uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyFlyerUtilityFrame.connect(DigiflyFlyerUtilityFrame.java:337)
	at uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyFlyerUtilityFrame.connectToggle(DigiflyFlyerUtilityFrame.java:289)
	at uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyFlyerUtilityFrame$8.actionPerformed(DigiflyFlyerUtilityFrame.java:266)
	at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:2012)
	at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:2335)
	at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(DefaultButtonModel.java:404)
	at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(DefaultButtonModel.java:259)
	at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(BasicButtonListener.java:253)
	at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Component.java:6108)
	at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(JComponent.java:3267)
	at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Component.java:5873)
	at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Container.java:2105)
	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Component.java:4469)
	at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2163)
	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:4295)
	at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Container.java:4461)
	at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Container.java:4125)
	at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Container.java:4055)
	at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2149)
	at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Window.java:2478)
	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:4295)
	at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:604)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:275)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:200)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:190)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:185)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:177)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:138)
Caused by: gnu.io.NoSuchPortException
	at gnu.io.CommPortIdentifier.getPortIdentifier(CommPortIdentifier.java:220)
	at uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyDownloader.getPort(DigiflyDownloader.java:307)
	at uk.org.birtles.digifly.DigiflyDownloader.<init>(DigiflyDownloader.java:45)
	... 28 more

I'm totally ignorant in java, I'm sorry for not being much helpful...

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by alanbirtles » Fri May 28, 2010 9:12 am

what is the name of the serial device you are connecting to?

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by ulisse » Fri May 28, 2010 5:00 pm

I don't understand exacly what you mean with "name of the serial device", so I'll post here some random names :)

The phisical device itself is a Digifly flyer2 vario, here the output of the command V in cutecom:

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DIGIFLY FLYER_2      62.5 15450 ULISSE
The serial port it is connected to is mapped as /dev/ttyS0, this is the output of setserial on that port:

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/dev/ttyS0, UART: 16550, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4
here is the output of lspci:

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 12)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 12)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB Universal Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB Universal Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB Universal Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 06)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 06)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB Universal Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB Universal Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB Universal Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 68d9
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
03:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
03:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
05:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
And finally at this pastebin link I posted the output of lshw on my system.

I hope you can get some useful info from all that stuff...

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by alanbirtles » Fri May 28, 2010 6:41 pm

you should set the prefix to "/dev/ttyS" and then select port 0 in the program (/dev/ttyS + 0 = /dev/ttyS0). If you set the prefix to /dev/ttyS0 then the program would try to open /dev/ttyS00 which is why it wasnt working

ulisse
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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by ulisse » Sat May 29, 2010 8:13 am

Yay!
It works now, and looking at the instructions on the download page I see it is somehow said, but it isn't totally clear... maybe you should put in an example for not-so-techy people, something like:
1. Edit DigiflyDownloaderLinux.sh, find "-Duk.org.birtles.digifly.serialPrefix=/dev/ttyUSB" and replace "/dev/ttyUSB" with the prefix used by your serial device (like "/dev/ttyS" for serial ports)
Thanks a lot, and happy flights :)

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Re: Help needed fot Flyer2

Post by ulisse » Sat May 29, 2010 11:00 pm

To thank you for your help and patience, I'm contributing back an italian translation :)
messages.properties.zip
message.properties - ITA
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