[vdr] rotor-ng

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Tue Mar 22 20:13:58 CET 2011

I get smoe of the terms confused. gotox is where you tell it the sat 
postion such as 97w and it goes there as vs telling it to go to a stored 
location? If that is the case, then gotox is needed as a way to get the 
rotor to a location.

Also, VDR Diseqc should be on to use rotor as well as switches. I use 
both rotor and switches.

On 3/22/2011 5:41 AM, Morfsta wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Arturo Martinez<martinez at embl.de>  wrote:
>> Excellent news!
>> I am sure the entire rotor vdr community will be very glad to hear that!
>> At the moment I use diseqc.conf with goto position commands for each sat
>> position to move the dish
>> With rotor-ng does diseqc use have to be switched off in vdr and the plugin
>> takes care of everything or does it parse diseqc.conf?
> VDR Diseqc settings are off in my configuration.
> Similarly to the rotor and actuator plugins there is a file in the
> plugin directory that stores the disecq postion number for every
> satellite: -
> S3.0E 31
> S4.0E 30
> S4.8E 15
> S7.0E 14
> S9.0E 29
> S10.0E 13
> S13.0E 12
> S16.0E 11
> S19.2E 10
> At the moment you need to manually edit the file to set the positions
> up. A later version might include assigning or changing the position
> numbers directly in the plugin interface.
> I should at this point thank Luca Olivetti for all his work on the
> actuator plugin. I'm no developer, so wouldn't have been able to get
> this far without all the work he did on the scan interface etc. I've
> merely hacked his work to modify it to work with disecq 1.1 and fixed
> some issues with DVBS2 tuning. Ideally, we should probably work
> together to unify the two plugins so you can select Actuator / Disecq
> / GOTOX as the motor type attached and have a totally new plugin
> probably called "Dish" or something similar.
> Still left to do: -
> 1) Remove or fix some actuator specific interface buttons that are not
> too relevant or don't work
> 2) Fix enabling and clearing of limits as this doesn't work with my
> VBOX, I can't clear the limits via the plugin once they are set
> 3) Look at "recalc" and see how that can be implemented within rotor-ng
> 4) Remove old unused code that is related to actuator use
> 5) Update documentation etc
> 6) Find somewhere to host it - vdrprojects?
> 7) Implement GOTOX (though I don't use it so not sure how it would be
> tested. Might need a volunteer to do this by looking at the GOTOX
> patches for rotor and implementing them on rotor-ng).
> Thanks
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