Author: Luca Olivetti
Controls a linear actuator or an horizon to horizon one through the parallel port.
Last Update 2010
These are the old fashioned traditional actuators, not to be confused with a Diseqc motor. A Diseqc motor takes its power from the antenna cable, while a linear actuator takes its power from a separate cable so it's usually stronger and moves faster. The downsides are that you have to use a separate cable with 2 wires for power+2 for position control, and that digital receivers only speak Diseqc, so you either have to find a model that can drive the motor (very expensive), use an external box that translates diseqc to 36v motor drive, ore use vdr with this plugin and a simple circuit.
- free parallel port
- Interface parallel port <=> positioner
cd $SOURCEDIR/VDR patch < PLUGINS/src/actuator/patches/vdr-<VERSION>.diff cd PLUGINS/src/actuator/module make cd - make all plugins
to be loaded with:
modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7