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==Description==
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'''Author:''' Luca Olivetti
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Controls a linear actuator or an horizon to horizon one through the parallel port.
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===Status===
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Last Update 2010
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===Detailed Description===
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These are the old fashioned traditional actuators, not to be confused with a Diseqc motor. A Diseqc motor takes its power from the antenna cable, while a linear actuator takes its power from a separate cable so it's usually stronger and moves faster. The downsides are that you have to use a separate cable with 2 wires for power+2 for position control, and that digital receivers only speak Diseqc, so you either have to find a model that can drive the motor (very expensive), use an external box that translates diseqc to 36v motor drive, ore use vdr with this plugin and a simple circuit.
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==Pictures==
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[[Image:actuator-plugin-00.jpg|thumb|none|''Position'']]
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==Hardware Requirements==
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* free parallel port
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* Interface parallel port <=> positioner
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===Schematics===
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[[Image:schematics-actuator-plugin.jpg|thumb|none|''Schematics'']]
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==Installation==
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cd [[Struktur|$SOURCEDIR]]/VDR
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patch < PLUGINS/src/actuator/patches/vdr-<VERSION>.diff
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cd PLUGINS/src/actuator/module
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make
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cd -
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make all plugins
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to be loaded with:
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modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7
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==Versions-Historie==
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{| width=100% class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Version
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! Date
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! Description
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! Link
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|-
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| 1.2.1
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| 2010-10-10
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* Bug fix release (version 1.2.0 didn't actually work without /dev/actuator)
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|
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| 1.2.0
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| 2010-10-09
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*Version for current development version of vdr (>= 1.7.15)
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* DVB-S2 support (untested, I don't have DVB-S2 hardware)
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* Experimental seractuator module (uses a serial port instead of a parallel port)
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* Complete rewrite of the channel scanner
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* The plugin can now work without an actuator (i.e. as a channel scanner only) with the command line option "-s" or "--scanonly"
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|}
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==Current Version==
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[http://ventoso.org/luca/vdr/vdr-actuator-1.2.1.tgz 1.2.1]
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==Links==
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# [http://ventoso.org/luca/vdr Plugins Homepage]
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[[Category:Plugins]]
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[[Category:Channelscanner and ReceivingStatus]]
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{{i18n|actuator-plugin}}

Latest revision as of 14:31, 24 November 2013

Description

Author: Luca Olivetti

Controls a linear actuator or an horizon to horizon one through the parallel port.

Status

Last Update 2010

Detailed Description

These are the old fashioned traditional actuators, not to be confused with a Diseqc motor. A Diseqc motor takes its power from the antenna cable, while a linear actuator takes its power from a separate cable so it's usually stronger and moves faster. The downsides are that you have to use a separate cable with 2 wires for power+2 for position control, and that digital receivers only speak Diseqc, so you either have to find a model that can drive the motor (very expensive), use an external box that translates diseqc to 36v motor drive, ore use vdr with this plugin and a simple circuit.

Pictures

Position


Hardware Requirements

  • free parallel port
  • Interface parallel port <=> positioner

Schematics

Schematics

Installation

cd $SOURCEDIR/VDR
patch < PLUGINS/src/actuator/patches/vdr-<VERSION>.diff
cd PLUGINS/src/actuator/module
make
cd -
make all plugins

to be loaded with:

modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7

Versions-Historie

Version Date Description Link
1.2.1 2010-10-10
  • Bug fix release (version 1.2.0 didn't actually work without /dev/actuator)
1.2.0 2010-10-09
  • Version for current development version of vdr (>= 1.7.15)
  • DVB-S2 support (untested, I don't have DVB-S2 hardware)
  • Experimental seractuator module (uses a serial port instead of a parallel port)
  • Complete rewrite of the channel scanner
  • The plugin can now work without an actuator (i.e. as a channel scanner only) with the command line option "-s" or "--scanonly"

Current Version

1.2.1

Links

  1. Plugins Homepage