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Old 05-06-2004, 05:53 AM   #1
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Question Connect a scope meter with serial line ?

Hi there !

I need to connect a scope meter (FLUKE 99B series II) through a serial line on my linux system.
I made a
cat /dev/ttyS0
and had something that came when I started printing.

The configuration is a 9600Bauds and FX/LQ graphic is the printer type. I think that is Epson, but not sure.

Can I take the output and use it to capture the screen I have, to insert waveforms in my manual ?

Thx in advance for your answers !
Old 05-06-2004, 07:50 AM   #2
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I believe your correct that FX/LQ is an Epson printer. It uses more or less the old 9 pin character character set. You can capture the screen but you will not be able to insert the waveform into a document. Does the Fluke have other printer options?
Old 05-06-2004, 01:05 PM   #3
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Yes, there is a possibility to output in deskjet/laserjet format.
I can capture the screen or only a waveform, and I tried the "deskjet/only waveform A" solution, result :
I have a file with an ASCII header that is not useful, and a serie of :
12 95 -5 8 18 96 13 -12..........
I think this is my coordinates, but not sure, I would like to make a script that could confirm this...

Could you help me to do that ?

Last edited by frenchi; 05-07-2004 at 07:50 AM.


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