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Al3x
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Post Cant start the controller software
on: September 26, 2015, 19:26
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I have trouble starting the controller. ( Polargraph 2015-09-13\controller\application.windows64\polargraphcontroller.exe )

After doubleclicking the exe only a default.properties.txt is created and nothing else happens.

There is not even an Error Message or logfile.
How can i find out what is wrong ? Where are errors being logged to?

Greetings,
Alex

kongorilla
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Post Re: Cant Start Controller
on: September 26, 2015, 19:38
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Last time I tried (it's been a long time), the 64bit version doesn't work. Try the version in the application.windows32 folder.

Al3x
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Post Re: Cant Start Controller
on: September 26, 2015, 20:00
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Thanks for your suggestion, unfortunately i have 100% the same problem with the 32bit version.

sandy
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Post Re: Cant start the controller software
on: September 26, 2015, 21:29
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Worth knowing that a java runtime must be installed for even the executable version to work. The 32/64-bitness of it should match the installed java version.

Two options:
1) The current version is built using Processing 2. That's a bit untested. You might try the previous version, see if that makes any difference. https://github.com/euphy/polargraphcontroller/releases/tag/2015-07-18-10-05

2) Compile and run from source in Processing. The controller is primarily distributed as a source code package, and only secondarily as a compiled binary.

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Al3x
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Post Re: Cant start the controller software
on: September 26, 2015, 22:14
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The suggested prev.-version crashed with a "unknown java error: Error Calling ShellexecuteEx()"

... a quick Google @ this error suggests my Java installation is broken, i'll report the status after doing a clean Java 8 reinstall.

Thank you for your help.

sandy
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Post Re: Cant start the controller software
on: September 26, 2015, 22:23
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Exporting application has never been very reliable in processing - in my experience. Errors that do happen are buried, and it's pretty hard to figure out what the problem is. Always been a bit flakey. One of the reasons I'd love to get away from Processing.

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Al3x
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Post Re: Cant start the controller software
on: September 27, 2015, 17:17
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After a Java reinstall the older Version still crashes but the most recent version now starts.

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