Ronald Thomas ront at niwot.CFNR.ColoState.EDU
Thu Feb 3 09:17:37 EST 1994

In article <199402022132.NAA13465 at> you write:
>Hi there,
>	I am wondering if anyone use ALTEK DIGITIZER with AC31 controller on
>GRASS4.1. I got the problem to let this beast communicate well with v.digit.
>	I checked the hardware connection and it's okay. The configuration
>file under $GISBASE/etc/digitizers that I used is al30f8_16. I talked with
>       	Thank you in advance.
>				PK Lin
>				E-mail: pklin at
>				Tel:(617)942-1655

PK -- We have the same setup, running GRASS4.1 on a SPARCclassic with
Solaris 2.2:  and no v.digit.  We have had to keep an old workstation
(SUN 386i) active runnig GRASS4.0 & SunOS 4.0.2 in order to run the
digitizer.  This subject was brought up before on the lists, but never 
resolved.  I'm not sure if it is a SOLARIS 2.x problem or a GRASS 4.1

v.digit runs like a DOG in "no digitizer" mode, something to do with 
the fifo's and SOLARIS, I've been told.  Does your v.digit run without
the digitizer?

Also, I think v.digit was changed in GRASS4.1, and there is a "v.digit2" or
"v.digit.old" code around which is the GRASS4.0 v.digit -- can anyone 
shed some light on this?  Has ANYONE got an ALTEK AC31 running WELL on

Ronald Thomas                                ront at
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