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Palm device as LCD

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Palm device as LCD

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Post by TorAllex » 23 May 2014 13:36

Who forgot to throw in the trash dad's old Palm?
http://palmorb.sourceforge.net/index.html
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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by TorAllex » 24 May 2014 10:38

Ok, my Tungsten T3 now back to life.
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nas4free:  # cat /var/etc/LCDd.conf
[server]
DriverPath=/usr/local/lib/lcdproc/
Driver=MtxOrb
Bind=127.0.0.1
Port=13666
ReportLevel=2
User=nobody
Hello="    Welcome to"
Hello=" NAS4Free LCDproc!"
WaitTime=10
TitleSpeed=10
ToggleRotateKey=Enter
PrevScreenKey=Left
NextScreenKey=Right
#ScrollUpKey=Up
#ScrollDownKey=Down
GoodBye=" Thanks for using"
GoodBye=" NAS4Free LCDproc!"

[menu]
MenuKey=Escape
EnterKey=Enter
UpKey=Up
DownKey=Down
#LeftKey=Left
#RightKey=Right

[MtxOrb]
# USB connected PalmOrb
device=/dev/cuau0
Size=26x16
enablebacklight=no
contrast=140
speed=19200
type=lkd
# hasfullblock=no
# uselinewrap=no
# PauseKey=N
# BackKey=K
ForwardKey=A
MainMenuKey=F
keypad_test_mode=no
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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by TorAllex » 26 May 2014 14:15

And some special candy - it can working via BlueTooth

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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by schafferm » 30 Dec 2014 05:44

TorAllex

So are you using a serial cable into the NAS box or USB? and if it's a serial cable, how are you keeping it (palm) charged?

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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by apollo567 » 30 Dec 2014 06:28

Cool !!!!!!!!!!!!. Damned I sold my Palm T5 as long as I got something for it....
my NAS and its development until today: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=39&sid=039fed830cf ... 4d0abe4a04

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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by schafferm » 30 Dec 2014 18:21

All

There was a typo in the config file the for the Palm - not sure if it's due to the version of FreeBSD, however I needed to capitalize the "U"

From:
device=/dev/cuau0

To:
device=/dev/cuaU0

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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by Six_Shooter » 01 Jan 2015 04:29

To anyone who has done this with a NAS4Free, can you input control to the NAS? As in the basic menu that shows up when a monitor is connected and running?

I've been planning to look into getting an LCD to work and making a small key pad for the basic numerical entries, but if this will do both, tnen I'll grab a Palm from one of the local thrift stores and go that route.
MyNAS
OS: NAS4Free 10.3.0.3 (847) Embedded
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
CPU: AMD ATHALON II X2 255
RAM: 4GB DDR3
Boot Drive: 2GB Kingston DataTraveler 2.0
Storage: (UFS) 14+ TB usable WD Red and Green drives
PSU: Corsair TX650
Case: Antec 300
Other: APC UPS (USB connected)

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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by apollo567 » 01 Jan 2015 14:40

Six_Shooter wrote:To anyone who has done this with a NAS4Free, can you input control to the NAS? As in the basic menu that shows up when a monitor is connected and running?

I've been planning to look into getting an LCD to work and making a small key pad for the basic numerical entries, but if this will do both, tnen I'll grab a Palm from one of the local thrift stores and go that route.
Well, just a thought, there are so many tablet computers out there ( Android and Apple based) wouldn't it make more sense to put effort in connecting them via Bluetooth in this manner/ with this function than old Palm Hardware ?
my NAS and its development until today: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=39&sid=039fed830cf ... 4d0abe4a04

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Re: Palm device as LCD

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Post by Six_Shooter » 01 Jan 2015 18:01

Maybe, but I don't own a tablet, and can't find a use for one in my use of computers. So this would be the only use I'd have for one. The price difference would be huge, at minimum dozens of dollars for the cheapest tablet, compared to a few dollars for a Palm from a thrift store.

If I was to try the tablet route I'd just try to get my phone connected in a very similar way.

This is something I want connected directly to the NAS, so I don't have to worry about whether another device is charged, or if it'll connect reliably, etc.

I did order an FT245R BOB last night to get the conventional LCD display up and running, so that I have a bench mark to work towards (and test against) if I do pursue the Palm direction.
MyNAS
OS: NAS4Free 10.3.0.3 (847) Embedded
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
CPU: AMD ATHALON II X2 255
RAM: 4GB DDR3
Boot Drive: 2GB Kingston DataTraveler 2.0
Storage: (UFS) 14+ TB usable WD Red and Green drives
PSU: Corsair TX650
Case: Antec 300
Other: APC UPS (USB connected)

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