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RE: Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher - Driver request - batwater - 02-10-2018

Hey Dean, there's something amiss with the driver for the Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher. If the driver is in a wait for comm resource state and you pause it (either IP or serial) the following occurs:

1) Admin interface stays red
2) Admin GUI right click on driver shows that the driver is paused
3) Driver tab Driver Status field continues to continues to cycle between "Wait for Connect" and "Wait for Comm Resource"

Right now the HDMI switch is locked up for some reason and I need to go power cycle it but I'm thinking that regardless of the device state the driver in the admin interface should not behave this way...


RE: Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher - Driver request - Dean Roddey - 02-10-2018

I dunno, that sounds reasonable. #3 isn't optimal but it sometimes happens if the driver gets connected, then something fails to work, and it just goes all the way back to wait for comm resource. For a serial driver, usually just going back to trying to reconnect is sufficient, then it just stays in Wait for Connect state.

BTW, I have done some work on that guy, just a few days ago but haven't posted it. Kristian got an 8x8 one. The current driver is hard coded to 4x4 since I never had anything else to test with. So I expanded it out to be able to select an 8x8 model. But, then he figured out he had one of the ones that has the Fred Flintstone version of the control protocol so I never ended up being able to test it anyway.

If you want to open yours up I can make sure that these changes still work right against the 4x4. I also made some small improvements as well, which might help your setup. I can also look at the #3 scenario above while I have one to test against.


RE: Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher - Driver request - batwater - 02-10-2018

Okay, all set up, emailed connection info to you. BTW, the IP driver is doing the same cycling as the serial port driver. Also, once the unit power cycled the GUI changed to black instead of grey but the status was paused. Resuming and then pausing again gets it back correct.


RE: Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher - Driver request - Dean Roddey - 02-10-2018

It being offline must have interfered with the pause/resume command in some way. I sent you a new version.


RE: Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher - Driver request - batwater - 02-10-2018

Installed. Everything seems okay so far...