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Old 09-23-2005, 07:50 PM   #1
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foot pedal for medical transcription


can you pls help me on my configuration regarding my foot pedal, i cant
get it work, it seems that the security of suse is blocking the use of
ports, (serial and USB), have no idea how to use the console, i am a
windows XP user but after i installed suse in my computer, there's no
turning back, its cool...as in really cool....go KDE . . . : )

thanks
 
Old 09-25-2005, 05:55 AM   #2
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OK; is the Foot Pedal USB? What is it meant to do?
Will the system use it as a keyboard, a joystick, or what?

Let me know,

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:58 AM   #3
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foot pedal

ok, tnx, i have a serial and USB foot pedal, i use this as my controller on my voice file(doctor's dictation)it has 3 controls, (play, rewind, forward), im doing medical transcription(Home Trans), and it has a software/driver, Wave Pedal is the name of the bundled software, the problem is that i cant get it work, i use wine for the software to run but it cant open the ports(USB and serial)maybe it has something to do with such permission i gues, i dont know how 2 use d console, i dont know the commands, pls help me on this, thanks
 
Old 09-26-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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what about looking into the foot pedal manufacturer's web site and see if there is a unix driver for the foot pedal?
 
Old 09-27-2005, 04:09 AM   #5
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foot pedal

there's no driver or software for linux
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:44 PM   #6
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kinda sounds like lack for a proper firmware/driver set for the hardware for the *nix os. If you have checked the manufacture's web site with the exact model number. Have you consider any Start/Stop software where you utilize key commands? I know you have already purchased the hardware but if you are committed to *nix then you have to find something that will work. My wife does transcribing also but hasn't purchased any hardware, she uses the software.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 05:31 PM   #7
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is this a really simple device?
Is it possible that it could have been recognised as a mouse or a keyboard,
or does it contain some hefty electronics?

Riddick
 
Old 09-27-2005, 09:11 PM   #8
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im using suse 9.3 and i have to map the network drive on my pc, im connected to a windows server 2003, what should be the 1st step?
 
Old 09-27-2005, 11:25 PM   #9
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Please provide the exact model and manufacturer of your equipment -- J.W.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 11:48 PM   #10
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Foot Control Instrument ( The Infinity Series ) USB / Serial, tnx
 
Old 09-29-2005, 05:26 PM   #11
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USB foot pedals tend to register as joysticks. Check /dev/input/js0

The ones I have seen aggregate the funtionality of three pedals into two logical switches, so additional code is required to tell apart the various possible combinations.

I have some code that does this and can send keystrokes or run commands based on the pedal you press. Follow up on this thread if still interested and I'll throw the code (written in C# for Mono) up on SVN.
 
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airlace: pls send the code and include the instructions, thanks
 
  


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