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by 120to120 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:33 pm

hallo brian59,

is imac 20 --- PP oder INTEL/mac????
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by fma38 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:38 pm

Brian, I think you are using the 2.0.0 version? This is more or less the same as the 1.6.0 (it just uses PyQt instead of PyGTK graphical toolkit). Plugins have been introduced in the 2.1.1 release. You can use the 2.1.6, the last one which has been packaged for MacOS.

Sorry, I don't use MacOS, so I don't know how to use networksetup utility...

On Unix-like systems, all drivers are used through pseudo-files. You use /dev/tty<something> to access to the serial driver (so to the serial port). This is nice, because most of these drivers are used like files (open/read/write/close).

A USB-TTL adapter is in fact a USB-to-serial converter (it just output TTL electrical signals - 0/5V - instead of RS232 electrical signal - +12/-12V). So, when you plugin it in your Mac, the system will automatically load the needed driver, and will create the /dev/tty-xxx entry. This is this path you have to give to Papywizard.

I'm sure there is an utility in the Mac that will show you all serial ports. If not, try the following command (in a terminal):

$ ls /dev/tty*

You should see your device (the end of the path should match the name of the converter).

Hope this helps.
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by Brian59 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:07 pm

I've been using a network utility that comes with my mac os x. It tells me lots of interesting things about my network but I have yet to connect correctly or find this "pseudo serial port."

I've also downloaded and installed a driver from ftdi for the ttl232r and mac os 10.5. It didn't make any difference whether I connected direct to mac usb or through silex.

Here's a list of commands that I can use in terminal to search for ports and hardware etc. I've tried a few but would prefer it if someone suggested one to use for reasons already stated ... ie. I don't want to damage my os!!! So far, no real problem ... but I might stop smiling if I did that.

Viewing Port Names and Hardware Addresses
To list all port names with their Ethernet (MAC) addresses:
$ sudo networksetup -listallhardwareports
To list hardware port information by port configuration:
$ sudo networksetup -listallnetworkservices
An asterisk (*) in the results marks an inactive configuration.
To view the default (en0) Ethernet (MAC) address of the server:
$ serversetup -getMacAddress
To view the Ethernet (MAC) address of a port:
$ sudo networksetup -getmacaddress (devicename|"portname")
To scan for new hardware ports:
$ sudo networksetup -detectnewhardware
This command checks the computer for new network hardware and creates a default
configuration for each new port.
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by Brian59 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:21 pm

I ran the ls command you suggested. I found this path: /dev/tty.usbserial-FTE4B5PU.

I went to your papywizard site to download 2.1.6 for my mac but didn't find the expected zip file. I found an exe file (for windows only yes?) and a deb file. I also found a zip file labelled 2.1.5. Is that perhaps the last one packaged for mac or have I missed something.

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by Brian59 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:35 pm

huzzah ... I downloaded zip file 2.1.5. It installed a version called 2.0.0?? The good news is that I pasted that path /dev/tty.usbserial-FTE4B5PU in the configure hardware dialog box and it finally connected. The head is moving. I will try silex link next.
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by claudevh » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:55 pm

Hello Brian,

Yes the 2.1.5 is the last development version for Mac, so you install the right one !
You are on the right way :D
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by fma38 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:24 am

:)

In fact, it seems that the link differs in the french page. According to the file date and time, the latest one is Papywizard_r1836.zip, which is tagged with the 2.1.6 release (that's why I gave you this value).

Could you give it a try?
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by Brian59 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:38 pm

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my imac 20 has the intel duo core processors
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by Brian59 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:44 pm

fma38
Thanks for the link. I downloaded and installed it. It's version shows as 2.1.6. I looked for the plugins but I don't find them. I've purchased dslr remote for mac to try tethered shooting. Am I right in saying that this requires a version which supports plugins?

well ... much progress of late. Thanks for your help. I took papy wizard on a shoot today and he performed admirably.
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by claudevh » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:33 pm

Hello Brian,

Very happy that nearly all is working fine for you.
Papywizard support "plug-in's" since 2.1.6 !
You will find it here:


:cool: Claude :cool:
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by fma38 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:33 am

DLSR Remote Pro plugin is only supported since the 2.1.12 release. So, you will have to wait until Jeremy package a more recent version. I asked him a few days ago, but got no answer yet...

You can try to download the plugin itself :

http://www.papywizard.org/browser/trunk/papywizard/plugins/dslrRemoteProPlugins.py

and save it in your papywizard user plugin dir, something like:

/users/brian/.config/papywizard2/plugins/

Then, restart Papywizard. It may failed, as I don't remember what else has changed in the plugin architecture since the 2.1.6 release...
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by Brian59 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:36 am

Thanks frederic and claude,

I did find some reference to plugins in ver 2.1.6 but not under hardware. I found it under preferences. "Materiel" translates into "hardware"??
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by fma38 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:42 am

I made a test, and the DSLR Remote plugin won't work on your version: I changed too much things in the core code...
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