Missing "Renesas debug" in debug perspective

I've installed e2studio on two different PCs, both using windows 7 professional and both updated to the last e2studio.

In both computer, in the Debug perspective, the Renesas Debug toolbar was missing. I tried everything to make it appear, but nothing helped. That toolbar contains useful commands like "Reset".

On one PC, I then launched the "Perform Setup Tasks" and it solved. On the other PC, the same thing didn't work.

Can someone help? Without that toolbar there is no way to download the flash or reset the board, it's annoying and a waste of time.

Thank you in advance,

linuxfan

  • Hi,

    Have you resolved this already? It's weird because both computers have the same OS versions and IDE versions too but why your fix didn't work on the other PC?

    JB
    RenesasRulz Forum Moderator
  • In reply to JB:

    Thank you JB... no, I didn't solve.

    Two days ago I reopened e2studio, made some coding, then switched to debug perspective, and the toolbar was there. I was happy, but the second time I switched again, the toolbar disappeared. Nothing was touched in settings or properties: I just edited source files, compiled, and switched forth and back from C++ and Debug perspectives.

    I think I can take a look to some e2studio log, to see what is happening. Apparently sometimes (just one time) it worked, but I don't have any clue to debug this issue. And I have little time for it, my duty is to debug my own firmwares.

    The fact that the toolbar worked just one time makes me think that it is not a configuration problem, it must be a software bug somewhere.

    Regards,
  • In reply to linuxfan:

    Yes, there's a possibility that this could be a bug with the latest version. I'll try to report this to Renesas. Thanks for reporting this one!

    JB
    RenesasRulz Forum Moderator
  • In reply to JB:

    Hi JB, thank you for your help, I really appreciate.
    Happy Christmas BTW!
  • In reply to JB:

    I can confirm it is a bug somewhere. Both my machines show the same problem, and I've found a partial workaround: launching e2studio with NO emulator connected, makes the renesas debug toolbar available. After that, it is possible to connect the emulator and the toolbar stays there. But if e2studio is started when the emulator is already connected to the PC can give this problem. I am still waiting for an update to solve this issue.
  • In reply to linuxfan:

    Correction for what I stated above (it does not work always): I am not sure of anything, but perhaps the correct workaround is to launch e2studio without emulator connected; AND THEN switch to a perspective where the Renesas debug toolbar should be visible. After that, it is possible to connect the emulator.
  • In reply to linuxfan:

    Unfortunately "last e2studio" is not very specific. I assume you mean e2 studio 6.1.
    And it might be good to know which processor and which emulator you are working with.
  • In reply to FrankL:

    FrankL, you are right.

    The IDE version is e2studio 6.1; I am using the Renesas E1 emulator to debug a custom RX23T board, and the compiler is CCRX.

    Regards,
    linuxfan

  • In reply to linuxfan:

    Hi linuxfan,

    Did you try resetting the perspective?

    Go to [Window->Perspective->Open Perspective->Other]
    Then select "Debug" to ensure it is there.
    Once click the "Reset Perspective".

    Then hopefully all things in the perspective should be there.
  • In reply to Mark Goodchild:

    Yes, I tried everything, included your suggestion.

    The only thing that works (and I correct myself again) is to start e2studio in such a way the first perspective it shows is one containing the renesas debug toolbar. This in turn means that e2studio must be closed (exited) when the toolbar is visible, otherwise NO WAY you can get it back. In other words: make the renesas debug toolbar visible in C/C++ and debug perspectives, and perhaps others -OR-, if the toolbar is missing, pass to debug perspective, close e2studio and reopen it.