Phil Chimbolo

No Cockpit Lighting - 1.0.9.9

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Hey guys,

Not sure if it's my setup or not, but I'm unable to turn on the cockpit lights.   Displays and MCP (IAS/HDG/ALT/VS) lights up fine.  No other panel, overheard, pedestal lighting at all.

This is the first time I used TFDi 717 in a couple of weeks.    Opened Addon Manager and allowed the Addon Manager update to occur.   Seemed to go just fine.   Addon Manager started up after updated and the 1.0.9.9 bird downloaded.    I started up P3Dv4, set to Cold and Dark, did the usual startup and flight planning procedures.    Simply went to turn lights on and nothing.

I saw someone else's post who said their AV removed some DLL.    I see nothing on my AV logs indicating any file was removed.

Anything I can do to provide more info, let me know.

Other than lighting... the flight dynamics and overall performance in flight is amazing!

UPDATE: I wrote the original post during my first 1.0.9.9 flight.   It eventually CTD'd.  I see nothing at all in the Event Viewer.

Thanks gents!

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18 hours ago, Phil Chimbolo said:

Hey guys,

Not sure if it's my setup or not, but I'm unable to turn on the cockpit lights.   Displays and MCP (IAS/HDG/ALT/VS) lights up fine.  No other panel, overheard, pedestal lighting at all.

This is the first time I used TFDi 717 in a couple of weeks.    Opened Addon Manager and allowed the Addon Manager update to occur.   Seemed to go just fine.   Addon Manager started up after updated and the 1.0.9.9 bird downloaded.    I started up P3Dv4, set to Cold and Dark, did the usual startup and flight planning procedures.    Simply went to turn lights on and nothing.

I raw someone else's post who said their AV removed some DLL.    I see nothing on my AV logs indicating any file was removed.

Anything I can do to provide more info, let me know.

Other than lighting... the flight dynamics and overall performance in flight is amazing!

UPDATE: I wrote the original post during my first 1.0.9.9 flight.   It eventually CTD'd.  I see nothing at all in the Event Viewer.

Thanks gents!

@turbofandude

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@Phil Chimbolo Do you have any special configurations for your sim? (i.e. Multiple monitors, SLI, etc.?) I've added some additional debugging to RealLight that'll help us iron these sorts of things out in the next update (which I'm aiming at releasing tomorrow/Saturday).

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@turbofandude Yes, in fact, I do.    I have multiple (4) monitors, and multiple NVIDIA cards.   However, I don't run them in SLI.    My main monitor (AOC 32" widescreen HD) is the sole monitor for in-sim / cockpit display.   I use the other three monitors for external add-on UI's (i.e. Aivlasoft flight bag, ActiveSky + Cloud Art, Charts etc.)

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20 hours ago, turbofandude said:

Do you see any message boxes/dialogs when opening the sim? RealLight has been adjusted to display WHY it's failing, not just silently fail.

Just installed 1.0.9.10 -- no, I do not see any boxes/dialogs when opening the sim.    Currently flying from Perth to Broome in Aussieland.    Will let you know how that 2.5 hour flight goes on the latest version.   NOTE: Still not cockpit lighting for me, but looking at the beta change log I didn't expect any yet.

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Good news and bad news.   The good news is I completed my flight to Broome with no CTD at all.   Bad news is... still no cockpit lighting.

1 hour ago, airlinetycoon said:

Would you be available for a TeamViewer session sometime soon?

@turbofandude Let me know how the TeamViewer session goes with @airlinetycoon and then maybe we can schedule a separate TeamViewer session. 

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has this been resolved i just got the latest update as soon as i try to turn panel lighting on monitors go off and get crash to desktop

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28 minutes ago, mark p said:

has this been resolved i just got the latest update as soon as i try to turn panel lighting on monitors go off and get crash to desktop

Do you happen to have either multiple GPUs or are you using both your onboard graphics and a GPU?

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4 minutes ago, PeterToftDK said:

@turbofandude has this problem been solved? Im having the same problem :/ i have GTX970 with I5 core if that helps?.. 

Just one GPU? Do you happen to have multiple screens, potentially plugged in to different ports on the machine? (i.e. One in GPU, one in onboard?)

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22 minutes ago, turbofandude said:

Just one GPU? Do you happen to have multiple screens, potentially plugged in to different ports on the machine? (i.e. One in GPU, one in onboard?)

@turbofandude Acually yes and i just discoveret that if i plug out my sec. screen theres no problem. Why that? Because if i plug in my sec. screen again when im ingame in P3Dv4 and the 717,,, no problems.. Do i really have to plug out my sec. screen everytime im gonna fly the 717 (which is alot then)...? :( Is there any fix for intel graphics?.. 

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@turbofandude That's it!!!   I had three other monitors plugged into my 2nd GPU for various flanking displays (maps, charts, weather etc.).   I unplugged all of those and just used my primary GPU with single monitor and BINGO!   The lights work.    Hoping that gives you enough to go on to fix the problem so we can have the lights *with* our secondary displays.   Good luck!!!!

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9 hours ago, Phil Chimbolo said:

@turbofandude That's it!!!   I had three other monitors plugged into my 2nd GPU for various flanking displays (maps, charts, weather etc.).   I unplugged all of those and just used my primary GPU with single monitor and BINGO!   The lights work.    Hoping that gives you enough to go on to fix the problem so we can have the lights *with* our secondary displays.   Good luck!!!!

Yup - that's officially the final verification I needed. We've been debugging this and it's apparent that just about all of the issues with RealLight so far are SLI/multiple rendering device related. I am working with LM already to figure out what the issue is and if it requires a change from me or them. I'll include this topic in that report to them too.

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I am also having this issue all of the sudden. I run two monitors and two graphics cards. Same solution for me, disable the overhead monitor. This is a recent problem as I have been flying the 717 with two monitors since I bought it. I just updated it today. Any hotfixes?

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1 hour ago, maxschmelzer said:

I am also having this issue all of the sudden. I run two monitors and two graphics cards. Same solution for me, disable the overhead monitor. This is a recent problem as I have been flying the 717 with two monitors since I bought it. I just updated it today. Any hotfixes?

We are working with Lockheed Martin, they believe the found the issue and it is in the core code of P3D. They should have a fix in the next update of Prepar3D.

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On 11/5/2017 at 1:09 AM, gamesyns said:

We are working with Lockheed Martin, they believe the found the issue and it is in the core code of P3D. They should have a fix in the next update of Prepar3D.

Wow, that long? I run a whole bunch of other aircraft using both monitors. No issues until the last 717 update. I suppose you guys are just that far ahead of LM and the new code doesn't mesh with the outdated P3d code. Oh well, I'll just have to disable the overhead just for the 717 from now on...or fly only in daytime :lol: Thanks for the reply.

Max

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@turbofandude I know this has long-been declared an LM bug, but I cannot find anything on LM's forum about it.     Is there some place that the public can see this having been reported to, and confirmed by, LM?

Thanks again for all your and your team's hard work.   The 717 is my favorite bird!!

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1 hour ago, Phil Chimbolo said:

@turbofandude I know this has long-been declared an LM bug, but I cannot find anything on LM's forum about it.     Is there some place that the public can see this having been reported to, and confirmed by, LM?

Thanks again for all your and your team's hard work.   The 717 is my favorite bird!!

It's in an internal forum, nothing publicly accessible. 

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