[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP monitor, silly question

G8KBV g8kbv at nospam-uko2.co.uk
Mon Dec 21 10:18:27 UTC 2009


In article <B6vXm.17261$Ym4.10800 at text.news.virginmedia.com>, david-
taylor at blueyonder.delete-this-bit.and-this-part.co.uk.invalid says...
> 
> > Your confused!...
> >
> > How are you getting to those driver display details?
> >
> > In Win2k, I'm going in via the control panel, system, then device
> > manager.
> >
> > 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:-
> > C:\WINNT\System32\DRIVERS\serenum.sys
> > C:\WINNT\System32\DRIVERS\serial.sys
> 
> Then you haven't full installed the serialpps.sys driver.  There should be 
> a registry entry:
> 
> HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Serial
>   ImagePath => system32\drivers\serialpps.sys
> 
> HKLM is short for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> 
> and obviously C:\WINNT\System32\DRIVERS\ should contain the file 
> serialpps.sys
> 
> 
> []
> > 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.
> 
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Serial
> > 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:-
> > C:\serialpps\serialpps-ppsapi-provider.dll

Thanks David.

I'll have a dig about, probably something silly i've done, as always.

Best Regards.

Dave Baxter.




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