Instructions for running Microdaq
revision date: 02/09/99
Open a console window. From a session on any machine on subnet 88,
telnet scserv 9014
Push the front panel reset button on the sector broker CPU
or type ctl-X on the console keyboard
When boot process and startup script have finished, prompt will change
Set the RB number. Software defaults to readout board #1.
This may be changed before starting any run by typing, e.g.,
MDAQ> setRB 4
to switch to RB #4. This changes the bank headers, and just as important,
generates the appropriate map bank.
Data destination directory. Data are recorded on a disk accessed
The directory is currently hardwired as
This can be changed on request.
Start a run. Type
MDAQ> startRun "filename" [The "" are required.]
The data will be recorded in a file
You will be presented with a choice of run types:
The translation table and the Trigger Command will
be chosen to suit the run type
0 for FEE pedestal run
1 for FEE housekeeping run
2 for FEE INTERNAL pulser run (trigger via TCD command)
3 for FEE EXTERNAL pulser run (trigger via Lemo cable)
To stop a run, type
A run will stop automatically after 32MB have been recorded (approx. 40
This, too, can be changed on request.
The number of events in a run is currently limited by a variable maxevents
You can limit the number of events in a run by setting this variable:
That's all there is to
on running the TPC pad monitor to view the data you have just taken.