x_dialtest(6) Games and Demos x_dialtest(6)
x_dialtest - Xview demonstration and test program for SunDials
x_dialtest is an Xview application that displays a window with eight
dials, corresponding to the dials on the SunDials dialbox. To determine
if the dialbox has been set up correctly, turn a dial on the dialbox.
If the dialbox is functional and correctly interfaced, turning a dial
by hand will make the corresponding dial in the window turn a similar
The dials do not have any notion of absolute angular position. It is
changes in current angular position that are sent to the host applica-
tion. Thus there is no notion of resetting the position of the dials on
the dialbox hardware.
The Diagnostic button on the panel is a demo mode of the x_dialtest
program. The pointer of each of the dials in the window is rotated one
full circle and then disappears in turn. When all eight dials have
been rotated, the display dial pointers are reset to their previous
rotational positions. The only diagnostic done on the dialbox is a
firmware self check. If this self check passes, then "OK." is sent to
the standard output of the demo program.
The Ram Dump button on the panel arranges to place some firmware data
into the file ram_dump.dat in the current directory. It is intended for
factory diagnostics use and is not publicly documented further.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE ArchitectureSPARC
bdconfig(1M), attributes(5), x_buttontest(6), bd(7M), streamio(7I)
SunOS 5.10 1 Jan 1997 x_dialtest(6)