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Post by aztech » December 16th, 2008, 5:20 pm

aztech wrote:
caesar wrote:aztech:

click start, right click on "computer", click on "Properties", click on "Device Manager", acknowledge the User Account Control permission, locate under Ports your device, double click it, click on the resources tab and there you will find the necessary settings.


I've actually tried that, but no success.
Don't know if it's vista, my account in vista (user, with admin rights) or just the drivers to my LPT-controller.
(Using the shipped drivers, because windows don't know the hardware)

Anyway, I don't have a "recources" tab, for this device.

Any id?as ?


SOLVED !!

I found another device under "Multiport-controllers" that contained the info I was after. Now Smartie works like a charm under Vista64 with the port of InpOut32.dll.
Nice !!

Post by aztech » December 16th, 2008, 12:47 pm

caesar wrote:aztech:

click start, right click on "computer", click on "Properties", click on "Device Manager", acknowledge the User Account Control permission, locate under Ports your device, double click it, click on the resources tab and there you will find the necessary settings.


I've actually tried that, but no success.
Don't know if it's vista, my account in vista (user, with admin rights) or just the drivers to my LPT-controller.
(Using the shipped drivers, because windows don't know the hardware)

Anyway, I don't have a "recources" tab, for this device.

Any id?as ?

Post by caesar » December 13th, 2008, 7:09 pm

aztech:

click start, right click on "computer", click on "Properties", click on "Device Manager", acknowledge the User Account Control permission, locate under Ports your device, double click it, click on the resources tab and there you will find the necessary settings.

Post by aztech » December 13th, 2008, 3:08 pm

caesar wrote:Glad you sorted it out, specifing port address is a must with Vista x64!

I see you were really happy.


Rookie as I am in this, but how do you know what port adress to use ?

I've installed a "nameless" PCI card as LPT controller and I get my 4x20 panel to show the "test screen" when plugging it in, but no response from LCD Smartie.

Running Vista64 with the port of InpOut32 and still no work.

Post by GizmoTheGreen » November 20th, 2008, 8:00 am

Yeah I am, haha :D
I might give it a shot making plugins later

Post by caesar » November 20th, 2008, 12:03 am

Glad you sorted it out, specifing port address is a must with Vista x64!

I see you were really happy.

Post by GizmoTheGreen » November 19th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Hi!

I'm new here and I'm having ttouble with Vista x64.
I've wired my parallel lcd (2x20) correctly, I verified on another Vista computer (32 bit OS on this one).

Ive tried installing Philg's driver (1.2.0.0) but still no luck.

My case is a little special, I'm using a motherboard from Gigabyte, and it's LPT port is on pins on the board, I made my own adapter using a floppy cable and a DB25 female (solder fuck yeah).

I've tripple double checked and my soldered LPT adapter is soldered correctly, I used pinouts from Gigabytes motherboard manual and the LPT one from pinouts.ru, it was pretty simple

pins:
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? _ ? <-- 12 pins
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? <-- 13 pins = 25

So I'ts basically an LPT port upside down.
I've verified my adapter is turning correctly.

If anyone know of a LiveXP that can run SmartiLCD and it will work, give me a link to it so I can try, this way I could REALLy verify my adapter is correct and the issue I'm having is with the inpout32.dll

Thank you

EDIT: Oh yeah, I'm using the latest stable release, not the beta if that matters
EDIT2: HEY WTF!
I was reading this other topic here http://forums.lcdsmartie.org/viewtopic.php?t=1722

I changed LPT1 to $cc00, no go, then $c800, still no go, then i changed it to $378 and... you guessed it... GO!

It's f*****g working!
thanks anyway

Post by caesar » November 2nd, 2008, 11:12 pm

Smartie works with Vista 64, special needs arise only when using parallel displays.

For parallel port connected displays you must install inpout32 1.2.0.0 from here: http://www.highrez.co.uk/Downloads/InpOut32/

Thanks Philg for this new driver and Warren for signing the drivers so that they work fine on Vista 64.

VISTA 64bit - does it work

Post by newbie007 » November 2nd, 2008, 10:32 pm

Hi

So can LCDSmartie work on 64bit VISTA - if so has anyone got the steps to make it work ?

Thanks

Post by iscarelli » September 11th, 2008, 2:19 am

Philg wrote:Another Vista x64 update...

Th Atsiv tool I mentioned above was blocked by MS as soon as it became "known" about so that was pretty much a non-starter.

I had a little success running a self signed x64 driver in test mode - but who really wants to do that. I could see no future without buying a certificate (something which I was not keen on seeing as I don't actually need this solution any more since I have a MX410 which worked).

Then along came WinRing0. An Open source alternative to InpOut32 and Port95NT that comes with a signed 64bit driver. Yay.

The only issue, LCDSmartie does/can not use this as a drop in replacement because the API is slightly different.

So I have written a InpOut32 stud dll that passes the calls directly to the WinRing0 DLLs. This works, on all current OS's (inc. Vista SP1 x64 and Server 2008 x64).

for more info and the download goto my inpout32 pages
http://www.highrez.co.uk/Downloads/InpOut32/

Thanks,
Phil


Hi!

You Dll works with PCI Parallel cards (not default IO address)?

[]'s
Ismael

Post by twhyman » August 2nd, 2008, 1:08 am

Philg wrote:Another Vista x64 update...
.....
Thanks,
Phil


Thanks alot for the update i will check it and report back, my tiny beloved LCD was the only thing stopping me from going 64bit.

i went from 64 to 32 the moment microsoft blocked the option to use unsigned drivers.

Great job!

Twhyman

Post by Zero>1 » March 8th, 2008, 4:35 pm

big thanks to you.after a half year my lcd now runs with vist64 again.

Post by Philg » March 2nd, 2008, 5:40 pm

Another Vista x64 update...

Th Atsiv tool I mentioned above was blocked by MS as soon as it became "known" about so that was pretty much a non-starter.

I had a little success running a self signed x64 driver in test mode - but who really wants to do that. I could see no future without buying a certificate (something which I was not keen on seeing as I don't actually need this solution any more since I have a MX410 which worked).

Then along came WinRing0. An Open source alternative to InpOut32 and Port95NT that comes with a signed 64bit driver. Yay.

The only issue, LCDSmartie does/can not use this as a drop in replacement because the API is slightly different.

So I have written a InpOut32 stud dll that passes the calls directly to the WinRing0 DLLs. This works, on all current OS's (inc. Vista SP1 x64 and Server 2008 x64).

for more info and the download goto my inpout32 pages
http://www.highrez.co.uk/Downloads/InpOut32/

Thanks,
Phil

Good news for Vista x64 users...

Post by Philg » August 1st, 2007, 1:36 am

There have been some updates on Vista x64 and InpOut32.

Essentially, I have managed to use my x64 port of InpOut32 in Vista x64.

Check out my later posts here.

Especially promising is the recent Linchpin Atsiv tool :)

Thanks,
Phil[/url]

Vista x64

Post by Philg » July 11th, 2007, 8:31 pm

For those of you trying to get a parallel LCD working on 64bit Vista with InpOut (x64 version), it will not work.

I ported InpOut32 to XP/2003 x64 but unfortunately Vista x64 requires ALL device drivers to be signed (using a commercial Verisign certificate which is not available (AFAIK) to anyone but commercial software companies - and is not cheap).

So basically, InpOut32/x64 will not work in Vista x64.
Port95NT will not work in any 64bit OS as its only a 32bit driver.

So if you have a parallel LCD and want it to work in Vista, stick to 32bit. My port of InpOut32 (here) can be installed in Vista 32bit (requires a UAC elevation) and used thereafter without UAC elevation - although I guess LCD Smartie requires elevation for other things anyway.

If anyone does find a way to get it going on x64 please let me know - I will do likewise.

Thanks,
Phil

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