[mythtv-users] Serial DCT Control (dct2224/dct2524)
ian at duckland.org
Sun Dec 18 18:40:55 EST 2005
On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 16:31 -0700, Chris wrote:
> Can you be more specific please?
> [mythtv at mitch contrib]$ ls
> 6200ch.c myth_archive_job.pl
> 6200ch-README mythencode.pl
> change-channel-lirc.pl mythlink.sh
> change-channel-lirc.sh mythmail
> dct2000serial.tar.gz mythmaillog.pl
> dct-channel mythname.pl
> etc.init.d.mythbackend.lsb mythnotify
> etc.rc.d.init.d.mythbackend myth.rebuilddatabase.pl
> etc.security.msec.perm.local README.for.mythencode.and.mythname
> etc.sysconfig.mythbackend temp
> mandrake91.etc.sysconfig.lircd trailer.pl
> master_iconmap.xml trailer.pl.README
> mkiconmap.pl trailer.pl.svnfixes
> mplayernetwork.pl tsc-calibrate.c
> On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 15:27 -0800, Ian Forde wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 15:45 -0700, Chris wrote:
> > > I've been trying for some time now to get serial channel changing
> > > working, hopefully someone here can provide me with some insight into
> > > the whole problem.
> > >
> > > I've got the following:
> > > 2x Motorola DCT-2224, firmware version: 7.93
> > > 1x Motorola DCT-2524, firmware version: 2.54
> > >
> > > I've tried a few different scripts to just try and change the channel
> > > for now, none of which seem to work. When I connect the serial port of a
> > > windows box to these DCTs, hitting enter results in gibberish coming
> > > back from the DCT, followed by the f/w version. I assume this is some
> > > sort of menu prompt (VxWorks?), the reason I assume this is because when
> > > I go through the alphabet on the 2524, different keys produce different
> > > outputs. Seeing as I get gibberish from all three is it safe to assume
> > > that their serial ports are enabled?
> > >
> > > When I run the serial cable from the FC4 box to the windows box and run
> > > the python scripts, I do get output over in Hyperterm, so it looks like
> > > I'm sending the data out.
> > >
> > > I remember reading in one of the python scripts that it wanted v2.2, but
> > > on my new FC4 box, I have python 2.4 installed, should this be an issue?
> > Mmm... Just took a look at it - I haven't used (or even looked at) the
> > code in a while. Python 2.4 is definitely going to be a problem, IMHO.
> > I remember having issues with Python 2.3 as well... Best bet is to use
> > the C code in contrib/ instead...
> > > I seem to be able to get everything else working except serial channel
> > > changing, so hopefully someone will be able to help me out.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > -Chris
> > >
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