[linux-dvb] Support for rotors?

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Wed Aug 31 20:37:34 CEST 2005


Well, post the code if you could...  I'll have a look at it and see
about bringing it up to date...

Does the motor still stop responding, even after sending a reset
(e0 00 00) to it?

-Philip

w-thiel at gmx.net wrote:

>On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 11:59:03AM -0600, Philip Prindeville wrote:
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>>I was hoping to get my SG-2100 rotor up and running, but looking
>>through the sources I don't see a lot of support for positioning...
>>
>>Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places.  I guess most people use
>>either a fixed dish and a single satellite, or a fixed elliptical dish with
>>multiple LNB's and a switch, each pointed at a separate satellite.
>>
>>Does anyone else use a rotor?  How do they get by?
>>
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>I do. I use a SG-2100 as well. I wrote my own little program by stealing
>code from dvb-apps about 2 years ago.
>I'm using the program for a FF 1.5 and a Skystar 2.6B: the drivers
>support DiSEqC very well.
>
>It's easy: you read the specs at eutelsat, and write your own small
>program for "GOTO", and the other things you might need.
>
>I did not supply the program to dvb-apps as I'm sharing code with
>a modified (old) version of szap and some other code snippets from
>dvb-apps: it's a big mess;-(
>
>With vdr, you should be able to define the needed DiSEqC commands
>very comfortably as well; I have not done this: I usually tell vdr
>that I have a fixed dish, but do the stearing with my helper program,
>if I have to (my dish usually needs manual fixing anyway, as it is
>mounted not very solidly on a balcony: I'm not allowed to install a
>solid dish here, and I have to readjust it after a move).
>
>Either 'my' program or anything else is disturbing my SG-2100 every
>now and then, though: it sometimes doesn't react on any command any more:
>I have to remove the motor from power for about 10 seconds before it
>reacts again.
>
>
>Wolfgang
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