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Frequently Asked Questions

object specific

Why doesn't <object> exist on <platform>?

Usually, this is because I don't have the resources to get the object running on that platform. If an object that you want doesn't exist on your platform, then ask for it! However, if it is tied to hardware, then it is much less likely that I will be able to do anything about it (unless someone donates the hardware to me...)

Why doesn't [gemtablet] work? !

[gemtablet] only works on WinNT.

I don't have drivers for IRIX or Linux

If GEM can find the tablet, then it will print a message at window creation time. If you don't see a message, then GEM doesn't think that you have a tablet.
The tablet is mapped to the size of the GEM graphics window.


[gemtablet] has been removed from Gem>0.90.
Use [hid] or other libraries to access special hardware from within Pd.

This FAQ applies to: 0.70, 0.72, 0.73, 0.74, 0.75, 0.76, 0.77, 0.78, 0.79, 0.80, 0.81, 0.82, 0.83, 0.84, 0.85, 0.86, 0.87, 0.888

I don't want GEM to take over my tablet. How do I stop it? !

Set the environment variable GEM_NO_TABLET = 1

This FAQ applies to: 0.70, 0.72, 0.73, 0.74, 0.75, 0.76, 0.77, 0.78, 0.79, 0.80, 0.81, 0.82, 0.83, 0.84, 0.85, 0.86, 0.87, 0.888

Why doesn't [gemmouse] work in IRIX? !

Basically, I don't have physical access to an SGI machine.

This makes it hard to do some of the OS specific work.

It should be straightforward to do the event handling, so if someone gets it working, I would love to include it (and give you credit). All you have to do is call the correct event functions from GemEvent.h and everything should just start to work (ie, gemmouse doesn't have any OS specific code in it).

This FAQ applies to: 0.70, 0.72, 0.73, 0.74, 0.75, 0.76, 0.77, 0.78, 0.79, 0.80, 0.81, 0.82, 0.83, 0.84, 0.85, 0.86

Why doesn't [gemorb] work? !

You need to make sure that your SpaceOrb is hooked up correctly. I am using a library which isn't supported by SpaceTec so there can be problems, although I have not had any.

<RANT> When will companies wake up and actually provide drivers and support for their products under WinNT? </RANT>

[gemorb] has been removed from Gem>0.90.
Use [hid] or other libraries to access hardware from within Pd.

This FAQ applies to: 0.70, 0.72, 0.73, 0.74, 0.75, 0.76, 0.77, 0.78, 0.79, 0.80, 0.81, 0.82, 0.83, 0.84, 0.85, 0.86, 0.87, 0.888

What is wrong with [pix_video] in WinNT? !

I haven't completely figured out how to get access to the video stream in WinNT.

I'm using Video for Windows with a Connectix QuickCam, as well as an Intel Video Capture Card, and it seems to assume that you are only writing to a file or previewing into a window.

Windows tries to take over the system and doesn't really provide any stable hooks (unlike IRIX). If anyone knows how to deal with this, please let me know.

This FAQ applies to: 0.70, 0.72, 0.73, 0.74, 0.75, 0.76, 0.77, 0.78, 0.79, 0.80, 0.81, 0.82, 0.83, 0.84, 0.85, 0.86, 0.87, 0.888

by IOhannes m zmoelnig last modified 2007-07-18 11:49 AM

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