[mythtv-users] Silverstone Case with VFD and Linux driver

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 15:09:42 UTC 2007

On 3/5/07, Martijn MorriŽn <dj.escay at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/3/07, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 3/2/07, Bob Sully <rcs at malibyte.net> wrote:
> > > I just ordered one of those cool Silverstone cases with the VFD text
> > > display.    I currently have a fairly nice micro-ATX case, but need some
> > > more room for drives and cards.  It's expensive but has gotten really good
> > > reviews, the look will fit in well with my entertainment system - and it
> > > has an integrated IR receiver as well.  I have been trying to get lirc
> > > working with lirc-serial on my current setup (compiled it from source, and
> > > it loads without errors, but my Harmony remote doesn't work with it so
> > > far).
> > >
> > > The case vendor supplied a link to a Linux driver for the text display.
> > > I was wondering if anyone has this set up and working, and if so, is there
> > > anything special I need to do to get it to work?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Bob
> >
> > the latest LIRC and LCDproc both support the iMon remote and VFD on
> > the SilverstoneTek cases.
> >
> I own the LC16M case and it works perfect.
> The extra case buttons send keyboard events automatically, the rotation knob
> sends IR events if I remember correctly. But I never use the buttons on the
> machine. I do use the IR remote that came with it.
> I use the Venky drivers from
> http://www.venky.ws/forums/viewforum.php?f=2
> The first year I used the 'mouse' pad on the IR remote, which can really
> nice emulate mouse events, but within MythTv this is of not much use. people
> on the Venky forums did write patches to make it work better as a
> directional pad. I've been patching it too, but it never worked really fine
> as a directional only pad. Maybe I should use another remote instead. Since
> I upgraded to MythTv 0.20 I've not spend time on it anymore and I just use
> regular buttons.
> I did write down my findings when installing the VFD and IR here:
> http://www.escay.nl/documents/doku.php?id=mythtv:imonlircandvfd
> it might be out of date. You can also find some Imon info in this
> mailinglist archive.
> I'm using Jarod's excellent Fedora MythTv howto, but I needed to compile
> lirc myself.
> Martijn

same case I have actually. I have a page up on the wiki that discusses
the click wheel, front buttons, and remote mouse->directional patch...

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