[vdr] Request for rotor integration to vdr

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Fri Jun 25 05:06:38 CEST 2010


I mean any comunication between computer and device. Serial sends 8 bits 
at a time too, just have to decode/encode it out

On 6/24/2010 1:01 PM, Luca Olivetti wrote:
> Al 24/06/10 20:18, En/na Timothy D. Lenz ha escrit:
>>
>>
>> On 6/24/2010 1:37 AM, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>>> It's a really simple out of tree module, you don't need to hack the
>>> kernel, just to compile the module and insmod it.
>>> It hasn't caused me any problem in the many years I have used it.
>>> BTW, the module uses a parallel port, and since these are becoming
>>> difficult to find, I wrote another, unreleased, one that uses a serial
>>> port (even an usb to serial adapter should work).
>>> Of course I'm not (still) using it in production, so it's not as tested
>>> as the one using the parallel port.
>>
>> I looked on mine and while it doesn't have a port on the back, it does
>> have a header on the board. If intel had their way, there'd be not
>> floppy, parallel or serial ports on any new board :(. With a serial
>> port, the data stream could be brought out to parallel giving you 8 pins.
>
> My implementation doesn't use the data stream, it just uses the control
> pins of the serial port (RTS as rotate west output, DTR as rotate east
> output and CTS as the pulse counter input).
>
> Bye



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