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June 30th, 2005, 01:42 AM
I tried to get an answer from the somebody at the girder general forum, but actually there's no answer at all
So I try to get an answer to my "problem" from here:

I want to detect some signals (tally signals from a videomixer) through my parallel port using the Parallel Plugin to trigger some video-Xpoint-Settings.

I installed the PortIO, the the ParallelPlugin V2.1
for testing I set the polling rate to 100ms, just using the DATA-Registers with the byte-change-option ticked for getting a trigger to a simple OSD showing a simple 'Got it' (instead of 'hello world' )

I applied (via shunt resistors to protect the port drivers from being blown) different signals to the parallel port - nothing happend.
I printed a little textfile, to get a change on the output and it works (showing the 'Got it'-OSD)

My conclusion: The Parallel Port isn't switched to input, am I right?
But I could not find any hints, how to switch it to input!?

Would be cool if anyone could help me out of this little 'trouble'

Best regards to you all

July 14th, 2005, 11:33 AM
Come on guys - even a hint like

rtfm on page ...

would be helpfull

:lol: :lol: