Actuator-plugin

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==Installation==
==Installation==
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cd $SOURCEDIR/VDR
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patch < PLUGINS/src/actuator/patches/vdr-1.3.11.diff
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cd PLUGINS/src/actuator/module
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Now see [[plugin installation]].
Now see [[plugin installation]].
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===Patches===
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[[VDR]] has to be patched
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<pre>
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cd $SOURCEDIR/VDR
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patch < PLUGINS/src/actuator/patches/vdr-1.3.11.diff
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and recompiled.
==Configuration==
==Configuration==

Revision as of 17:46, 14 November 2004

Contents

Description

Screenshot

Controls a the drive of a satellite dish connected to the parallel port.

Hardware requirements

  • free Parallel port
  • Interface: parallel port <-> drive

Software requirements

  • Linux 2.6.x

Installation

The kernel module has to be compiled separately

cd PLUGINS/src/actuator/module
make

Now see plugin installation.

Patches

VDR has to be patched

cd $SOURCEDIR/VDR
patch < PLUGINS/src/actuator/patches/vdr-1.3.11.diff

and recompiled.

Configuration

The module uses the parallel port interrupt, so be sure an interrupt is used (default: no interrupt)

modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7

Circuit diagram

This is the needed interface between parallel port and satellite dish drive.

Schematic


Problems

  • There are several problems, see the README for more information

Links

[1] http://club.telepolis.com/l.o/vdr Plugin homepage
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