[Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by F1RMB » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:03 pm

Hi Rick,
K3TOW wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Worked well, no better than well - great!
Windows 7 Ultimate on an old Acer AspireOne netbook.

Thanks for a more convenient way to stay updated.
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Thanks ;)


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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by SQ7PTE » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:05 pm

K3TOW wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Worked well, no better than well - great!
Windows 7 Ultimate on an old Acer AspireOne netbook.

Thanks for a more convenient way to stay updated.
73 Rick K3TOW
Yes, I confirm, it works perfectly on Win7, but on Win10, as I wrote.
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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by F1RMB » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:06 pm

Hi Piotr,
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:27 pm
... but the download & update option does not work, I get an error, why?
Well, my Polish is quite bad ;) but it seems there something wrong with the connection.
It seems you're running Windows 10. What is your .NET framework version ?.
Can you copy/paste the error messages, at least Google translate can help a bit.


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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by F1RMB » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:08 pm

Hi Piotr,
SQ7PTE wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:05 pm
K3TOW wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Worked well, no better than well - great!
Windows 7 Ultimate on an old Acer AspireOne netbook.

Thanks for a more convenient way to stay updated.
73 Rick K3TOW
Yes, I confirm, it works perfectly on Win7, but on Win10, as I wrote.
Well, on the Windows 10 you're running, because since I created this thread, 99% of the reports were about Windows 10.

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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by SQ7PTE » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:20 pm

.NET Framework version 4.8 installed
Daniel, I'm working great on Win7. It's enough for me.
It would be good if the program showed a version that will be downloaded and installed.
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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by F1RMB » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:55 pm

Hi Piotr,
SQ7PTE wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:20 pm
.NET Framework version 4.8 installed
Daniel, I'm working great on Win7. It's enough for me.
It would be good if the program showed a version that will be downloaded and installed.
Yes, good idea.


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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by SQ7PTE » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:47 am

Daniel.
The problem in Win10 (with me) was that when Norton Security is turned off, "GD77_FirmwareLoader" works fine. When Norton Security is enabled (enabled), "GD77_FirmwareLoader" does not work well.
Thank you Daniel for the wonderful work (contribution)
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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by W1RHS » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:54 am

Hi Daniel,

I had a Firmwareloader problem with GD-77 not found on several Win 10 x64 systems. "Unable to detect your radio."

I extracted the new loader into the directory that held the files for the old loader update.exe. It was that way on all 3 systems I tested.

When I tried a 4th system the old loader directory was not on that system. I extracted the new loader to the desktop and ran from there fine.

I went back to the other 3 problem systems and ran the new loader from anywhere other than the directory with the old loader and it works fine.

Here's a list of the files that were present in the old updater directory named Eng v103_170830

Config.ini
GD77_Firmwareloader.exe
hid.dll
mfc90.dll
msvcr90.dll
OpenGD77_latest.sgl
setupapi.dll
STDFU.dll
STTubeDevice30.dll
Update.exe

It turns out the loader does not like the file setupapi.dll to be present in the same directory as GD77_Firmwareloader.exe.

The loader also does not like spaces in the directory name. Eng v103_170830 has a space. If the space is there you lose the status message "Detected mode GD-77"

I hope this helps in case others experience the same problem.
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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by F1RMB » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:59 am

Hi Rick,
W1RHS wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:54 am
Hi Daniel,

I had a Firmwareloader problem with GD-77 not found on several Win 10 x64 systems. "Unable to detect your radio."

I extracted the new loader into the directory that held the files for the old loader update.exe. It was that way on all 3 systems I tested.

When I tried a 4th system the old loader directory was not on that system. I extracted the new loader to the desktop and ran from there fine.

I went back to the other 3 problem systems and ran the new loader from anywhere other than the directory with the old loader and it works fine.

Here's a list of the files that were present in the old updater directory named Eng v103_170830

Config.ini
GD77_Firmwareloader.exe
hid.dll
mfc90.dll
msvcr90.dll
OpenGD77_latest.sgl
setupapi.dll
STDFU.dll
STTubeDevice30.dll
Update.exe

It turns out the loader does not like the file setupapi.dll to be present in the same directory as GD77_Firmwareloader.exe.

The loader also does not like spaces in the directory name. Eng v103_170830 has a space. If the space is there you lose the status message "Detected mode GD-77"

I hope this helps in case others experience the same problem.
Okay, nice findings.
About the DLLs, I just checked the Windows specific code, related to UsbLib, and it PInvoke hid.dll, user32.dll, setupapi.dll and kernel32.dll. So some incompatibilities was probably happening in your 3 failing cases.

About the path with spaces, I need to test this to find the reason why it fails.


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Re: [Sunday tests] Updated firmware loader.

Post by F1RMB » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:15 am

W1RHS wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:54 am
Hi Daniel,

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The loader also does not like spaces in the directory name. Eng v103_170830 has a space. If the space is there you lose the status message "Detected mode GD-77"

I hope this helps in case others experience the same problem.
I Just tried (Windows 7 & Windows 10) with a folder named "Eng v103_170830", in a sub-folder, and even at the root of "C:", and I cannot reproduce this.
BTW, by "loosing status message" you mean the terminal window stays blank, or the terminal window doesn't show up ?.


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