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New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« on: August 20, 2009, 09:26:56 pm »
After reading in a couple of threads where people were trying to use Generic monitors as displays for LinuxMCE, I decided to make a DPMS Monitor DCE device.

You can select it in the Setup Wizard, under the Generic Manufacturer, when setting up your AV devices. It uses X DPMS calls to turn the monitor on and off. This is all it does. This is all it will ever do. If you need input control, you must make your own template.

It will be available in the next alpha.

Those of you who need it, please test and let me know if it works.
-Thom

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 03:34:45 am »
Thx Thom! Very timely for me. I'lll try and update to the Alpha soon and test :)

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 11:43:31 pm »
Thom - way back when I created one of these, I was trying to work out a way of making it pnp (like you always say!) but try as I might, I could not find anything in the system that exposes whether a VGA port is connected or not.... don't suppose you have any ideas?

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 11:44:48 pm »
in short, no. there is no way.

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009, 01:42:37 am »
Thom, thanx a bunch!!

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009, 01:50:34 am »
Guys, please understand, this is a last ditch device.

You will not have any input control, just on-off, nor access to any other features on the TV if you use this device.

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 01:10:53 am »
Those of you who need it, please test and let me know if it works.
-Thom

I tried to install this on me 0810 alpha 2.37 Core using the setup wizard, the install of the package failed.  A subsequent 'aptitude install' failed on a dependency problem.  The dpms-monitor package is looking for 'xlibs-data' which is not available (not required?) in intrepid.  The device template for DPMS Monitor (#2009) has an entry for xlibs-data as a dependency under intrepid.

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 01:16:22 am »
Yes, this was my bad. I will fix this and ask possy to build a new package.

Although, I think DPMS calls are incorrect. I installed this on a test machine, and while the commands are being executed, the DPMS calls have no affect on the monitor for some reason... need to find out why.

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009, 02:04:17 am »
I'll be happy to test it out but don't rush on my account I know you're really busy.  I can file a trac ticket for now if you'd like.

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Re: New Device: simple DPMS Monitor device (on/off only)
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2009, 02:11:59 am »
take a look at the code, you'll find it's very simple.

-Thom