[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP monitor, silly question
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.delete-this-bit.and-this-part.co.uk.invalid
Sun Dec 20 19:42:25 UTC 2009
> Your confused!...
> How are you getting to those driver display details?
> In Win2k, I'm going in via the control panel, system, then device
> In there, expand the "Ports (COM and LPT)" selection, select Com2 (the
> one with the GPS) right click, Properties, Driver, Driver details.
> Nothing about serialpps, or 4800bd for that matter in the port settings
> tab either..
The 4800 baud was from NTP's Applications Event log entry.
> In the Driver File Details dialog, it just shows:-
Then you haven't full installed the serialpps.sys driver. There should be
a registry entry:
ImagePath => system32\drivers\serialpps.sys
HKLM is short for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
and obviously C:\WINNT\System32\DRIVERS\ should contain the file
> I don't doubt I might have not done something right, but at the moment
> I'm at a loss to decide what that might be?
> Hmm... Poking arround... The only thing I can see, is the file is
> called "serialpps.sys" and the registry entry has "Serialpps.sys".
> Could that be the issue? (upper/lower case 'S' ?)
Sounds unlikely to me, but worth making them match to be certain.
> ImagePath REG_SZ system32\drivers\Serialpps.sys
On XP I have the path as type REG_EXPAND_SZ, but I don't think that
matters if you don't have nay strings which need to be expanded.
> The pps-api dll is in it's own folder:-
> Also, the system environment variable PPSAPI_DLLS (Is that right?)
> points to that path & file. But, I notice that I got the drive letter
> in the environment variable as c not C.
> Idea's ??
> Dave B.
I don't think that C: versus c: will matter, but I would certainly see if
you can resolve the driver loading issue first. A reboot is required to
change that driver, as I expect you know. One other thought - there is a
32-bit version of that driver and two 64-bit ones in the Zip file. Just
asking - you did install the right one? The 32-bit DLL is 69,120 bytes,
and the 32-bit serialpps.sys 82,432 bytes.
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