View Full Version : Renard via comm port crashing.

11-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Output thru E131 is working great.
Any output that touches Renard output via a comm port crashes.

Several crash reports sent.

Is anyone doing Renard output from HLS via a comm port yet.


11-23-2012, 10:48 PM

The crash reports all say that HLS was in the process of shutting down.

I just played a sequence using both E131 and COM - Renard. Played multiple times with no issues (loop back).

You have to provide more info - as the crash reports give no insight as to what occurred other than closing.


11-24-2012, 03:13 AM
Well I created a simpler sequence and it works fine.

The channel tester even works on the monster sequence.
It just will not output from the sequence or playlist.

About 5 thousand channels that started as a vixen conversion, so it is probably trashed.

Plan B.
Going to try to create a new sequence and import the layout,
then copy blocks of effects into library functions and into the new sequence.

Doing some incremental testing as I add universes of effects.


11-25-2012, 12:07 PM
When using E131 - HLS implements the keep-alive that is specified in the spec.

I was updating COM, USB, etc - along with E131 during keep-alive events.

You were crashing in a COM output during a keep-alive event.

I removed all keep-alive updates except E131.

I tested your sequence and it appears to be OK on my laptop.

Please let me know how 8D works for you.


11-26-2012, 02:27 AM
Tried 8E no change.

I was running all night off of the two internal serial ports and one USB to serial adapter.
Also outputting 4 universes of E1.31, enough for the pixel mega tree.

Its not the renards locking up, HLS stops sending any data.
I can see that by the lights on my switch that data is no longer being sent.

I think it is a hardware or interrupt conflict.
I had a 4 port port pci StarTech card with 16C550 UART that would always lock up within 16 seconds max.

I went to the two internal serial ports and was able to add a USB to serial adapter and was able to run all night with no problems.
When I try to add a second USB adapter, output stops immediately.
I am sending 4 universes of E131 for my mega tree.
If I try to add 3 more universes of E131 for my sign, output stops immediately.

I have 9 more universes I need to add for my show.

Usually if output stops, it requires a reboot before it will start again.

I have an EthCon 8 that I need to adapt to RS232 output, and I can leave the serial ports behind.

Sorry to be a pain, but I have having no luck with the output.


11-26-2012, 08:30 AM

You need to run a debug output file so HLS can tell us exactly what it is sending and when.


11-28-2012, 02:04 AM
Got my E131 to Renard via RS232 board done and it works perfectly.

All my com port issues are history.