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DamianOHare

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Dusky Sky Controller
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:26:19 am »
Hi Guys,

I was just looking for a little clarification on the Dusky sky controller.

when i search the wiki for sky i came across two separate wiki pages for the dusky

 http ://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dusky_sky_controller

and

 http ://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dusky_Sky_Controller..Driver_Effort

Now the first article states that only the serial controller is working not the USB and the second page is spawned from a large thread on the forum
 http http://://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,11587.msg86946.html - which states that the USB version is now working but the serial version is untested.

So my question really was are both of these usb/serial supported?

Thanks in advance
Damian

NB I had to put a space in the links after http as i was allowed to post a link.  Sorry if this is against the rules but they are all internal links to linuxmce

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Re: Dusky Sky Controller
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 06:19:12 pm »
Hi Damian,
The first link you posted is valid still, it uses the Dusky Device via a script and should operate as described.

The second link is from work I did along with @maybeoneday, I never completed to its end. The template I designed got trashed when my sqlCVS checkin didn't happen in a timely manner and device numbers crossed paths I ended up screwing up someone else's template. I had the device operational and plug and play but not packaged correctly. I should get back to this and complete it.

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Re: Dusky Sky Controller
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 09:13:07 am »
Thanks for that Coley.  For me it would need to be the serial device as the USB version seems to have run its course as its no longer available from the Dusky site.

I am about 1/2 years away from a new build so i have started my research good and early.

Based in Ireland so sky is the only real option when it comes to TV (my area doesn't have UPC/Virgin)

Have spoken to Andrew about Dianemo as they seem to have the sky integration fairly solid but i would like to learn as much as i can about Linuxmce.  My programming skills are not great but i use a good bit of bash and python for scripting so the Dianemo DCE scripts are not too much of a strech, i worked on one for an Onkyo AV receiver but as i don't have dianemo or an onkyo receiver i couldn't really test it further.

Would you be able to send me the code for your template as i would like to see how it all hangs together.  I have no ruby experience and my C++ is from my college days but you never know!

Thanks
Damian

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Re: Dusky Sky Controller
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 12:10:01 pm »
Hi Damian,
The src for the DCE device is available in svn http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/browser/trunk/src/DuskySkyController
The DT is another issue :( I'll see if there is some way to reconstruct it and get this operational again.

-Coley.

btw - where are you based in Ireland?
« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 12:36:51 pm by coley »

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Re: Dusky Sky Controller
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 12:39:01 pm »
Thanks for that.

It makes no sense at the minute so i shall have to get reading about the DCE devices.

Cheers
Damian

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Re: Dusky Sky Controller
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 03:55:44 pm »
Hi Guys,

I was just looking for a little clarification on the Dusky sky controller.

when i search the wiki for sky i came across two separate wiki pages for the dusky

 http ://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dusky_sky_controller

and

 http ://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dusky_Sky_Controller..Driver_Effort

Now the first article states that only the serial controller is working not the USB and the second page is spawned from a large thread on the forum
 http http://://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,11587.msg86946.html - which states that the USB version is now working but the serial version is untested.

So my question really was are both of these usb/serial supported?

Thanks in advance
Damian

NB I had to put a space in the links after http as i was allowed to post a link.  Sorry if this is against the rules but they are all internal links to linuxmce

Hi Damian,

Dusky have discontinued there USB models and they only manufacture RS232 models now. Dusky also make a controller that connects to the newer Sky boxes that have the new i/o control port and this unit is rs232 controlled too (we support all Dusky interface versions).

We also support the Sky Program Guide info emitted from the serial port on Sky boxes - this allows us to display the current program guide data on our orbiter screens for any Sky box that is being controlled.

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Re: Dusky Sky Controller
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 09:03:06 am »
Thanks for that Andrew i was thinking the USB version was no longer available.  I had read about the program information in your other forum posts, it looks like a great feature.

And again thanks for all the help in general!

Damian