My groundcontrol crashes when its connecting to my Keystudio Mega 2560 microcontroller (Arduino compatible) via usb. In the morning i got everything working for the first time and i was getting ready to do my first real cut. Then my groundcontrol crashed, and kept crashing… I have tried to re upload the firmware and reinstall groundcontrol, several times now, but it just keeps crashing. It does not crash when the cable is not plugged in, but as soon as i reconnect it crashes again… Can somebody please suggest a way for me to fix this? i am in need of some inspiration! Thanks
The groundcontrol app needs to be copied from the .dmg to the Applications folder, it won’t run from within the release .dmg . You might also need to right-click on it and choose ‘Run’ to confirm that it should be allowed.
I have tried to install both; Firmware-1.11 and groundcontrol-v1.11. But Groundcontrol still crashes upon connecting to my Keystudio Mega 2560 microcontroller. ihhh… is there a way to clear out old data on the harddrive on the microcontroller?
If you program the Mega with something other than the firmware, like the Arduino Blink sketch, I think that would do it.
Does GC stay running if you start it with the USB cable unplugged? If not, try moving the ‘groundcontrol.ini’ out of your home folder to see if that helps.
I think this means that moving groundcontrol.ini did not help? One setting in that file is the port that it expects to see the Arduino on. I hoped that if it didn’t know where to look for that connection, it wouldn’t close when the Arduino USB gets plugged in. Then choosing the port again to refresh the connection, I hoped all would be well.
GroundControl keeps a log file named ‘log.txt’. Uploading a copy of that might help sort this out. In OSX Finder, in the Applications folder, find the groundcontrol app, right-click on it and ‘Show Package Contents’ to open a window that lets you navigate to the right place. The GroundControl log.txt file is in the ‘Contents/Resources/yourapp/’ folder.