Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Running Hybrid 7.10 install with an overhead HD projector as display device.
The projector is a Dwin Projector the Model is Transvision 2
It has a male serial port on the back and the users manual states that it can be controlled via RS232.
I went through the setup process to control this projector with LinuxMCE.
I tried sending the test codes via the admin website and the projector did not react in any way.
To rule out the software I decided to try to use my laptop with hyperterminal on it.
I tried null modem cables, straight through cables (with gender changer) due to male port on both PC and Projector and other cables that I was not sure of the pinout.
I get no response from this method either.
So, I know it is not a problem with MCE but was hoping someone here might know what to expect from a serial controlled device.
I have set all the settings according to the manual 9600,8,N,1 but I am not sure how a controlled device will interact, should I expect to get feedback when I type?
What is the typical cable used for serial control? Null modem cable... ect.
What you want to do first off is to check the cable with a multimeter if you can. Pin 2 on one side must be connected to pin 3 on the other side. Pin 5 on one side must be connected to pin 5 on the other. No other connections will matter for you.
In Hyperterminal, go to File->Properties and set the comms parameters, just as you've indicated you have. Then change the flow control to Xon/Xoff or None.
You should now be able to connect. Type '[PON]' and enter. If you don't see anything as you type, change turn on "Local Echo" in Settings under File->Properties.