[vdr] Request for rotor integration to vdr

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Thu Jun 24 22:01:46 CEST 2010

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).


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