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So I thought I'd write about my experiences with Eclipse 5. I've been reporting a while now (see my main page if you're curious). I do a fair amount of realtime for the attorneys. I'm pretty good at troubleshooting and pretty tech savy. So I thought I'd start with day one and write about the joys and tribulations. So here we go.
Kyung, glad you got going on Eclipse 5! Just wanted to share this solution for the USB to serial problem.
Is your realtime freezing or do your USB devices seem to turn themselves off?
Here's something to check that would cause your computer to shut down power to the USB ports:
To disable power management on the USB hub:
Right-click My Computer (or Computer), click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
Double-click Universal Serial Bus controllers to expand it, right-click USB Root Hub, and then click Properties.
Click the Power Management tab.
Click to clear the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" check box, and then click OK.
Yep. Back in the day, I went through all those steps. Still did not resolve the problem. Had to move to expresscard-to-serial. I hear that this was a common problem across all steno software. Tech support said that the problem was inherent in some usb-to-serial. They were reommending all types. Oh, the IO Coolgear are good. Never use the Belkin, blah, blah. You could probably still find posts about the freezing problem in the Eclipse forums at their website.
Bottom line, they all said the most stable was the expresscard-to-serial adapter so that is what I went with. But now, they're saying the usb-to-serial is better so they should be fine. We'll see.
I've noticed the lag too. It won't seem to start until you stop writing. So now I connect and write 3 strokes. Then I stop and it starts right away.