I don't really understand the signal generator. I turned it on, but then what? Nothing happened.
Anyway, regarding triggering. A few things. First, my strain gauge is connected and reads 15.36 kg. My trigger is set for 2.4V.
If I put trigger mode on "none", it crashes right away. If I put trigger mode on repeat (where I use it for all my applications) and type 0 in the trigger box it crashes. If I use the down arrow on the trigger, no crash occurs until it gets to 1.6 V, or, in other words, when it gets to the 15.36 Kg showing on my ADC/DAC controller.
Channel A is connected to the controller which connects to the strain gauge. Channel B is connected to a laser diode. All combinations of connecting and unconnecting channel cables still crashes, including neither being connected. So, if I have no channels connected and switch trigger mode to zero, it crashes. Therefore, it would seem that there is nothing wrong with the signals coming from the strain gauge or diode, nor with the BNC cables. It must be in the box.
What to do?