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Developers / Re: VFD/LCD diplay - lcdproc client device
« on: March 01, 2009, 01:53:34 pm »

Just ssh your Media Director and follow the instructions of my first post except for the deviceTemplate creation step (php lcdprocclient-devicetemplate) that must be done once on the core.
To configure your lcd see and modify the /etc/LCDd.conf file on your MD.
Make sure the 'ServerScreen' option is set to 'no' if you don't want to see the server screen displayed between LMCE messages.
You will have to do the all thing each time you rebuild your MD.
Remember it's not officially released and I have compiled and tested the device with a clean 0710 LMCE 32bit install, use at your own risk...


Developers / Re: VFD/LCD diplay - lcdproc client device
« on: February 25, 2009, 09:40:54 pm »
hello hello,

Back from work..
Don't worry tschak i'm listenning to you and I do understand. 
But I'll explain a little why I took this approach for my Wiimote Device,

First I saw the wiki workaround to use the Wiimote(
I don't know if people using the wminput script with a mobile orbiter have a conflict with the Bluetooth_Dongle, but if so there no doubt i'll get it too.
If they don't, I don't know why i'll get this issue because the device I've made does the same thing (expects that it sends DCE command message on key pressed instead of X events); but I may be wrong..
I used the wiki workaround for a while, but I could'nt control my STB or my DVD player with the  Wiimote so I made a remote-like DeviceTemplate and now I can control everything.

tschak, your approach is better but I'm not sure I can do it, i'll try to understand the Bluetooh_Dongle processes and see if I can do something, but i've not much time for that after work.... :-[
If someone wants to see my code and try to 'port it' the way tschak describes just PM me; I think it might help to understand the wiiuse library.


Developers / Re: VFD/LCD diplay - lcdproc client device
« on: February 25, 2009, 02:00:01 am »
I do ask however, why did you make a LCDproc client, instead of writing a direct driver to your LCD display and make a subclass of the LCD stufff?
It's a start, I think it can be usefull while waiting for real specific LCDs drivers but i agree with u, it's not really plug and play.
+ I only have one LCD display and it's integrated on my case in my "production" environment, so i can't really test using it.

What LCD/VFD display do you use?
I'm using a Soundgraph iMON IR/VFD, I'll try to make a specific driver but I can't guarantee

thanks for the advices about the Wiimote, but actually I did go in another direction...
I'm using wiiuse library ( so I can connect any Wiimote in the range pressing 1+2 button.
I've created a IR-Remote-type device template and each Wiimote key pressed will send command just like remotes do("left", "right" etc...).
I can configure the key mapping using the device data.
The accelerometer could send mouse-move command to the orbiter(not implemented yet).
It works great for the moment and I do not have inquiry error.
I'll post the sources soon.


Developers / VFD/LCD diplay - lcdproc client device
« on: February 25, 2009, 12:24:51 am »
Hi everybody,

I'm from France and using LMCE 710 for a couple of month now i find it so great i think i have to contribute!!
I'll go straight to the point, I've made en lcdproc client( C++ device template for vfd/lcd display.

here are the sources (chose one of the folowing links to download):

I compiled an i386 version, you can use the folowing instructions to test it:

install the lcdproc server on your MediaDirector:
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sudo apt-get install lcdproc.
confiigure the lcdproc server with the  /etc/LCDd.conf file.
restart the lcdproc server :
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sudo /etc/init.d/LCDd restart

download this tar : lmce-lcdprocclient-0.1-beta-i386-bin.tar.gz

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sudo tar -xvf  lmce-lcdprocclient-0.1-beta-i386-bin.tar.gz

Create the LCDprocClient DeviceTemplate (thanks to POSDE for the DeviceTemplate2php.php script) with this command:
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php lcdprocclient-devicetemplate.

Copy the binary file:
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sudo cp LCDprocClient /usr/pluto/bin/
sudo chmod 755 /usr/pluto/bin/LCDprocClient

Create the  LCDprocClient  Device.
Go to the Web Admin.
Select "Show Device tree"
Select your Media Director
Click Create child device => click Pick Device Template
=> Select LCDprocClient.
=> Reload the router. And voila!!

(note: I had to regenerate my onscreen Orbiter before my display recieve all time code infos while playing music)

I'm waiting for some feedback and hope those sources will be included in SVN.

P.S: I'm working on a C++ Wiimote Device...


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