Martin and I worked more on the Mill->CNC project.
“We tried to get the Linux-based CNC software EMC2 running with the mill. The initial idea had been to use Jay’s ITX machine for this, but it turns out this won’t run the necessary realtime kernel due to not having a working local APIC. We had a dig through the cupboard for other machines but didn’t find anything usable.
Does anyone have something spare that could fill this role? It needs a parallel port (a real one, not USB), a working local APIC under Linux, and ability to run a recent distribution.
Alternatively there’s an older release of EMC2 based on Ubuntu 8.04 that might work on the ITX, I’ll try tomorrow night.” — Martin