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LINDA, P3Dv3 and multiple config-hid.lua files

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Hi,

I am running LINDA v.2.6.4 (149) in Prepar3Dv3 with FSUIPC 4.948 on WIN7.
From the beginning it was not very reliable. There were several instances when the assigned buttons didn't work after starting P3D. In these cases LINDA was extremely laggy and hat to be terminated by Task Manager several times.
In my linda-cfg\system folder there are several config-hid-yymmddxxxx.lua files (y=year, m=month, d=day, xxxx=four digit number), apparently a new config-hid.lua was created nearly every day, sometimes there are several files in a day.
LINDA summary says everything is o.k with Joysticks, listing correctly my HOTAS Warthog Joystick and Throttle and the Saitek Pro Flight Quadrant.
It says FSX/FSUIPC files are found, but version is unknown. It states that setup is required for VRinsight MCP Compo, as I don't have one installed.
After installing older simconnect versions and using the CLOSE parameter in FSUIPC.ini to terminate LINDA after P3d is closed it seems to run stable.
The only remaining issue is the permanent creation of config-hid.lua-files.

 

Here is the actual Log-file.

 

Init LINDA 2.6.4 ...
Can start...
Creating forms...
LINDA Ver 2.6.4 (149) GUI starting...
Fonts added
Sys Config loaded
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04020 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
hidConfigDefLoad - 044F04040 not found
VRI config loaded
HID Devices loaded
HID Definitions loaded
HID config loaded
Selector initialized
News read
Main Timer started
--> Main form: done!
--> Viewer form: done!
--> Input form: done!
--> FSX controls form: done!
--> Console form: done!
--> Macros form: done!
--> Module form: done!
--> Editor form: done!
HID OnArrival 50603D0=FEEB/DEEF
HID OnArrival 5060550=044F/0402
HID OnArrival 50606D0=044F/0404
HID OnArrival 5060910=0458/0057
HID OnArrival 5060A90=0458/0057
HID OnArrival 5060C10=0458/0057
HID OnArrival 5060CD0=068E/00F2
HID OnArrival 5060E50=06A3/0C2D
HID OnDeviceChange
HID IsJoystick test = 50603D0=FEEB/DEEF = 1
HID IsJoystick test = 5060550=044F/0402 = Joystick
HID IsJoystick test = 50606D0=044F/0404 = Joystick
HID IsJoystick test = 5060910=0458/0057 = Mouse
HID IsJoystick test = 5060A90=0458/0057 = 1
HID IsJoystick test = 5060C10=0458/0057 = Undefined
HID IsJoystick test = 5060CD0=068E/00F2 = Joystick
HID IsJoystick test = 5060E50=06A3/0C2D = Joystick
DEV CHANGE: 044F04040
HID - SwitchDevice 2
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill entered
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill knownid 2
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons end
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update hats
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update end

 

Any hint or report of similar experiences is welcome.

Rgds
Tom


I just checked the linda2.log again, and there are lots of entries as follows (only posting a few entries, but the DEV CHANGE of the two devices continues on and on). I didn't unplug any device.

 

DEV CHANGE: 044F04040
HID - SwitchDevice 2
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill entered
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill knownid 2
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons end
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update hats
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update end
DEV CHANGE: 044F04020
HID - SwitchDevice 1
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill entered
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill knownid 1
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons end
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update hats
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update end
DEV CHANGE: 044F04040
HID - SwitchDevice 2
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill entered
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill knownid 2
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update buttons end
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update hats
HID - Switch Device - hidTreeFill update end

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Hi,

 

I am running LINDA v.2.6.4 (149) in Prepar3Dv3 with FSUIPC 4.948 on WIN7.

From the beginning it was not very reliable. There were several instances when the assigned buttons didn't work after starting P3D. In these cases LINDA was extremely laggy and hat to be terminated by Task Manager several times.

In my linda-cfg\system folder there are several config-hid-yymmddxxxx.lua files (y=year, m=month, d=day, xxxx=four digit number), apparently a new config-hid.lua was created nearly every day, sometimes there are several files in a day.

LINDA summary says everything is o.k with Joysticks, listing correctly my HOTAS Warthog Joystick and Throttle and the Saitek Pro Flight Quadrant.

It says FSX/FSUIPC files are found, but version is unknown. It states that setup is required for VRinsight MCP Compo, as I don't have one installed.

After installing older simconnect versions and using the CLOSE parameter in FSUIPC.ini to terminate LINDA after P3d is closed it seems to run stable.

The only remaining issue is the permanent creation of config-hid.lua-files.

 

Hi Tom, welcome to LINDA. Sorry to hear of your issues.  First, the time-stamped config-hid-xxxx.lua files are backups saved each time your click to save a new assignment(s) on the Joysticks page.  Once you have the configuration you want, the backups can be deleted. Secondly, you don't say how laggy you think LINDA is. LINDA works on a 1 second (1Hz) cycle. It is not too efficient in handling fast repeating actions.

 

If you don't have a VRI Combo MCP panel, go to the MCP setup page and untick Enabled checkbox and then save.

 

If you have any further issues, open the LINDA Console and click Restart Lau Engine. Then cut-and-paste the console window into an email to linda@awginfosys.net. (This saves cluttering up the forum).  Good luck. 

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Thank you for your quick response. I don't change any assignments, nevertheless I am getting the time stamped config files. "Laggy" is not quite exact, at that times LINDA wouldn't recognise the assigned switches and "nearly frozen" would have been more correct. The program didn't react to mouseclicks or other input so I had to terminate it by Windows Task Manager. But that isn't an issue any more. I don't know if installing older simconnect versions or using the CLOSE-parameter in FSUIPC.ini did the trick, but every  time I fire up P3D, LINDA starts and works correctly. So it's more or less a cosmetical issue as I could surely delete the obsolete config files from time to time. But I want to have my setup working properly before I start installing addons. I don't have these issues with FSX and older version of LINDA/FSUIPC.

Btw: Restarting LUA didn't produce any result in the console window and MCP is unticked.

 

Rgds

Tom

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