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CD Timer Query
#11
Dean,

Basically I want a scenario where Projector, Amp, Dvd Player Lights etc are issued a number of commands over a minute (i.e. presentation startup)

After 20 mins (presentation over) switch off devices in a timely order. It does have that time restraint so I cant really vary from it. (The presenation DVD is 20 mins long)

Im playing with the DevSim here to pick through the different aspects of CQC and see if i can model my situation just using that alone as I dont have the equipment in this room.


You may find this interesting. I couldnt understand why trying the above (Timer -trigger stuff) wasnt working for me on the computer I have set up for CQC. Ive read the whole event guide and videos atleast twice.

Started with a clean XP SP2 install and put CQC on it yesterday. Didnt update it to anything more than was on the xp sp2 disc (i.e. I intend to use this computer (CQC Server) in a lockdown fashion) Didnt connect to LAN/Internet either.

I was getting frustrated there that I couldnt get the timer to work for me using all combinations so i gave it a quick try on an uptodate xp machine and it works perfectly! (Timing is plenty good enough for me!!)

What is the ideal xp install for CQC (SP2/SP3) in a lockdown fashion. I dont want anything on the server that isnt required. I had a few services switched off on the CQC machine after I did checks for dependencies etc on each service. I re-enabled all these services again but just seems either the timer isnt sending the trigger or the triggered event isnt picking it up .

Both installs were All Component Installs and triple checked the simple timer-trigger setup was exactly the same in each case. Im certain of this so the difference must be in the machines AFAIK.


Thanks again,

Rob
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#12
Sorry,

I should have thought of this earlier.

The log generates this failure at the same time that the timer hits 0

Socket 'write to' operation failed, writing to: 255.255.255.255:13513


Cheers

rob


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#13
Something seems to be blocking IP broadcasts from that machine. Maybe you have some anti-virus or something that's blocking that port. It's unable to send out the event triggers, so the event server never sees it.
Dean Roddey
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#14
Its a bit strange Dean. Its a clean XP install with all drivers installed. Theres no firewall, antivirus or any other third party software. The M$ firewall is turned off. Its on a one machine setup.

Just at a bit of a loss as to what would be stopping this write.

COngrats on 3.2

Rob
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#15
Did an xp upgrade to full sp2 (i.e. all upgrades up to sp3 but not sp3 itself)

Solves the above mentioned issue for me on a Dell Dimension 4600.

thanks,

rob
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#16
Scratch that.

It was nothing to do with the upgrade. Had to plug in the LAN cable to do the upgrade etc.

Leave LAN cable in machine - timer will work and no error as above
Plug out LAN cable and the above socket write error reappears when the timer hits 0.

Basically, connected to LAN => events server picks up broadcast,
disconnect LAN cable => events server doesnt pick up the trigger broadcast

I know I must be one of a few who intends running this off-network but all the components are on the one machine so why does it need a network connection to function correctly? If it is inherent, is there a work around?

Rob
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#17
You probably will have to install a loopback adapter.
Dean Roddey
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