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I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« on: July 28, 2010, 03:51:52 pm »
Hello, everyone. Like the subject says, I'm having trouble putting the Axe Parser onto my calc. I'm using TI Connect's Device Explorer on a Mac, with a TI84+ Silver Edition. When I send the file Axe.8xk from the Axe0.4.1.zip it looks as if it works, says there's an operation running, no error messages etc. However, it doesn't seem to be on the calc. Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 03:59:18 pm »
Has it worked before with previous versions of Axe?  Also, another thing to try, maybe resign the app with the app signing tool included with the parser (although that's a windows program) and see if it sends after that.  I know the date fields are different and I hope that isn't the reason why its not sending.  I had another mac user also mention this problem.
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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 04:01:51 pm »
Yes. I finally got it to work by sending via windows.  I also asked Ti-cares about this, although they didn't even read the bug report and set an e-mail asking for information that I had already provided.  So far, I think the software is just buggy.  If you have a windows computer, you can send it via that.

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 04:08:20 pm »
@Quigibo: This is my first time using (or trying to use) Axe.

I do have a Windows I can send it with... if I can get the stupid computer to work.

Should I try a previous version, just to see if I it works with the Mac?

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 04:24:14 pm »
It will work with mac.  But to make sure, send the one page. (One of the 0.3.x versions) onto the calc.  Also, can you post mac version and ti-connect version please.  I'm trying to diagnose the problem.

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[EDIT] Link to a one page version: http://ourl.ca/4060/101748
« Last Edit: July 28, 2010, 04:32:21 pm by graphmastur »

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 04:33:18 pm »
I think i know whats wrong.  Extract axe.8xk  0.4.1 to your desktop then to your calc. I used to have a problem (windows) where ti-connect would not allow you to send anything in a zipped file.
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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 04:44:48 pm »
You can't even access the files on Mac without unzipping it first, and the problems are completely unrelated.  Also, this a Mac only problem.  It works fine under windows.

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 04:48:01 pm »
@graphmastur: I transferred Axe 0.3.3 and it worked fine. I am using TI Connect Version 1.8 (1) for the Mac. I have Mac OSX 10.6.3
@happybobjr: I extracted the folder to the desktop before trying to send it the first time. I also tried it when the file itself is on the desktop, and it didn't work.

When I sent the 0.3.3 version over, my calculator showed some steps: a garbage collect, sending "screen", and finally a message to tell me its done. When I try to send the 0.4.1 version this does not happen. The TI-Connect screen on the computer was the same both times.

PS. On an unrelated note, when I was deleting Axe0.3.3 from my calc, it worked fine, it said it was "defragmenting...". Does anyone know what that means?

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 04:51:47 pm »
Garbage collect, except for apps

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 04:53:14 pm »
Ah, ok, thanks.

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 05:33:55 pm »
Okay, That means that TI-connect is at least working.  You should be able to send the file via windows.

Also, If you send 0.3.3 back to your calc, and try to send it again, it will ask if you want to delete the previous version.  I am looking into it as we speak, though.

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 05:39:14 pm »
Ok, thanks.

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 03:36:54 am »
Would this issue be solvable, btw? Or is it going to happen with every future versions of Axe?
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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2010, 03:54:11 am »
I'm not exactly sure. It works with windows, so I wouldn't think it would be quigibo's fault, but there still exists that possibility. Also ti-cares completely ignored my bug report. They just sent a standard response as always.  Anyway, I am thinking it's the Mac ti connect which is causing problems.

I could find more, but I can't seem to find a free USB logger for Mac to see exactly what it is doing.

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Re: I'm having trouble putting Axe onto my calculator.
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010, 04:04:21 am »
It would be nice to see something like TiLP but for mac. Sadly, many Windows and Linux users are anti-Mac, though, and since the amount of Mac OS users is much smaller than Windows/Linux in the community (mostly due to the price of Mac computers, being out of reach from most students I think), it seems that few people are interested in making any calc tools for Mac.