Finally decided to move on Vista 32bit(for a short period of time) and make some tests with my software...
I was suprised when I tried to run the latest beta of LCD Smartie! I ensure you: there was not a single issue running up to three instances of LCD Smartie.
I have used:
A Matrix Orbilal serial connection using a PCI card serial port (Com 6).
An usb LCD using serial port emulation (Com 3).
And finally, the part I'm really impressed of, a parallel connection of HD44780 based LCD module.
The next step is to check plugins one by one and report here.
WELCOME VISTA - LONG LIVE TO LCD SMARTIE
Last edited by limbo on October 31st, 2006, 8:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
Frontview works so display is working. When I extract latest beta i get an error message setting to parrallel port and bugreport says couldn't write config file. So checking sure enough the file is read only so I change it to writeable and the error goes away but still doesnt make display work. No errors.
mo wrote:Vista has a feature called User Account Control. When I diabled it LCDSmartie started working.
Yes right! you have to go under the system configuration utility (press Winkey + R >type msconfig > click OK) and in the tools tab you have to select the "Disable user account control" and launch button.
This was the first tweak I had made in this new OS! (didn't noticed because it was already applied to my OS)
I don't mind running it as an admin for now, but are you going to look into why it needs to elevate? I'm not turning off UAC, so that is not an option. I'd really like to have it start up when Windows starts and I can't do that because I have to consent to it starting.
I've been using Smartie for a while now in XP and love it but I've moved to Vista Premium 64bit last night and cant get it working with my parallel 4x20 LCD.
I tried to run port95nt as above ( in compatibility mode/admin) but the install fails stating its not a 64bit application, obviously running Smartie without port95nt being installed doesn't work either. I am however able to run Smartie without error, it just wont connect to my parallel port.