Had a problem with connecting to my X-Controller through Easel for the first time last night. Think another instance of Easel or other application may have been conflicting. Some combination of restarting Chrome, powering up and down the X-Controller and waiting about 10 seconds for Windows 10 to recognize the device fixed the problem. When Easel finally sees the device the Carve tab should be Green not light Blue.
Thanks @rpegg. I’ve tried restarting windows, chrome, disabling the firewall, reloading easel, and everything else I can think of. As I type this my computer has sat idle for about 10 minutes to see if it would eventually register a com port. I’m at a loss.
UGS seems to start up and run fine, so I can use that for the time being. I would really like to get Easel running though.
@BradT Sorry to hear about the issues. Do you know what version of the Easel Driver was giving you issues? 0.2.2 is quite an old version (released in late Octotober/early November) and we may drop support for it at some point.
If you don’t mind installing 0.2.5 which you can find on the downloads page and seeing if it works? If not can you please click the “Submit diagnostic info” in the modal that pops up when you click the blue “Carve” button?
I tried 0.2.5 before downgrading. Initially it installed 0.2.3 when I first ran it on that computer. I then uninstalled and went to 0.2.5. I never tried 0.2.4 before going to 0.2.2.
Just to double check, I uninstalled what was working and reinstalled the latest drivers. It does not detect the board.
I am using latest updated version of Windows 10 on an Acer Aspire laptop with the newest version of Chrome (downloaded yesterday onto a clean windows install).
I just took a few minutes while typing this to try something. The Arduino I am using is a clone board with the CH340 USB to serial chip that is typical in many clones. That driver is not being recognized by Easel. I flashed GRBL onto another uno with the standard USB chip (and USB B connector), 0.2.5 seems to recognize it straight away without issue. I prefer using the CH340 board due to the convenience of using the usb micro connection, but I can use this one if I must. I’m just not sure it still works.
I hate to bring up an old bug, but this still is a problem for me with my windows 10. I cant download the version that’s talked about here to try to see if this fixes my issue. My grbl is updated to 1.0c that was forked for the xcarve. Chilipeppr and the json serial port work fine on win 10, but easel does this exact same thing as talked about here.
Com port is set correctly and I know the com port number. Cant do a machine setup, it does not see the machine, just sits there looking for it. Never times out and there is no place to manually put in the com port on any version that is avail for download on the site.
Phil, you nailed it. after i manually entered the com port everything worked. So i think there is still some work to be done on the automatic comport detection with windows 10. Anyone else having this problem, try Phil’s suggestion.
Just purchased an HP Windows 10 laptop for my xcarve. I started with a Mac but got a windows pc for when I eventually purchase vcarve but it’s not recognizing the controller. I’ve read through all of the older posts but curious if the latest driver installed could be causing the problem.
Hey Gang! When I turn on the motor when using easel it kicks me out? I have to unplug from the port and re plug into another port, restart the program and then I can get it to reconnect. But when I start a new project everything works fine until I turn the motor on. If I run without turning the motor on it will run? I have uninstalled - reinstalled and checked every connection? Anyone have any ideas please?