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    Default Generic Serial com port 5 ???

    Hi, I had an Arduino UNO connected to my Windows 10 PC and it used com port 4 and was working fine with a Vixen 2 sequence (very basic).
    I needed more PWM channels so I have invested in an Arduino MEGA 2560. I have connected this to my PC and Device Manager showed it connected to COM5. I have uploaded an Arduino sketch OK.
    However, in Vixen 2 'Output Plugins' won't let me set the Generic Serial to COM5. Only choices are 1 to 4.

    Help appreciated,

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    Default Re: Generic Serial com port 5 ???

    W/ the Arduinos disconnected, Go to Device manager, click View => Show hidden devices, open "Ports" and delete the UNO, and Mega then when you reconnect the Mega, it should become Com4.
    Matt

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    Default Re: Generic Serial com port 5 ???

    Yes, you can delete the hidden ports. But you could also use Vixen 3 instead and not have that problem, if your not invested too heavily in Vixen 2.
    Kevin

    2017 - Pi3 w/FPP controlling 8 ESPixelsticks driving 1250pixels and 3 Arduino MEGAS communicating with ESP-01s driving 96 channels
    2016 - 184 channels of Blinking/Flashing using 4 Arduino MEGAs and cheap home-made props.

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    Default Re: Generic Serial com port 5 ???

    Thanks for the quick replies. Deleting the UNO has worked fine and I now have the MEGA on COM4 and Vixen communicating with it.

    I went for Vixen 2 because it looked a lot easier to learn than 3 and will do all that I want (at least to begin with!!).

    Thanks,

    Mike

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