Magicsee N5


#1

Skunz does your VFD work. ?

I copied vfd.conf into file info the config directory and loaded vfd plugin but no display.

And finally I assume your mouse and volume buttons don’t work on the remote? I will create a remote file for it allthough I cant think what to allocate the mouse button (Maybe Mute)


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#2

My VFD is working well with this configuration file:


And yes mouse and volume buttons don’t work. Really appreciate your effort !
It’s ok to allocate mouse button on Mute function.
Skunz


#3

i use that’s same file but display not work, how did do you correctly enable the display
and what a device tree did you use?


#4

Thats the file I used it may be because I installed the plugin then copied the conf file I will try again with a fresh install tommoow.

Ok Tried it again on a fresh install still no vfd


#5

@supermegazord I use the following DTB file: gxl_p212_2g. Don’t know if this is the better choice we have.
Skunz


#6

Really strange …
First i installed the vdf.conf file without plugin: behaviour: only clock displayed
Then i installed the pluging and performed some configuration about the information displayed.
Skunz


#7

i will be try on fresh install maybe it works
And one more question wifi work ok on your box?

Thx Skunz


#8

you installed CE to internal storage or use sd card


#9

SD Card. Later on I will considering internal installation.
Skunz


#10

hmm maybe display works because you use sd no internall After you run CE from sd first time the display worked or no do you remember


#11

If I remember well after first installation the display was not working.
Skunz


#12

@ffimon @Skunz

I found a problem why the clock not worked in my box. This box have two version of display controler:
FD655S (works) and FD6551 (not works)


#13

Interesting. It’s possible you’re right.
I’ll try to contact the manufacturer for a datasheet and see if support can be added to the openvfd driver for it.


#14

@ffimon @supermegazord
Ok, I emailed the manufacturer last night, and this morning I already had the datasheet and some code samples.
Here’s a build of the driver which will hopefully work with the FD6551 chip. Make sure to also use the attached vfd.conf file.
openvfd.zip (64.1 KB)
magicsee-n5-2-vfd.conf (1.5 KB)
You need to extract the zip in your box, then run sh test_led.sh.


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#15

@TheCoolest

Great job and super fast but when i extract the file and run test_led.sh inconsole show:

No command line options were found, showing usage instructions.

Usage: OpenVFDService [-t] [-dt TYPE] [-h]

    -t              Run OpenVFDService in display test mode.
    -dm             Run OpenVFDService in display demo mode.
    -dt N           Specifies which display type to use.
    -co N...        < D HH:MM > Order of display chars.
                    Valid values are 0 - 6.
                    (D=dots, represented by a single char)
    -h              This text.

#16

That is not an error, it’s by design.
Does the screen work with this driver or is it still off?


#17

Still not work

dmesg | grep vfd
[ 3411.784962@1] OpenVFD: vfd_gpio_clk:         #0 = 0x01; #1 = 0x04; #2 = 0x10;
[ 3411.784970@1] OpenVFD: vfd_gpio_dat:         #0 = 0x01; #1 = 0x05; #2 = 0x10;
[ 3411.784976@1] OpenVFD: vfd_gpio_stb:         #0 = 0x00; #1 = 0x00; #2 = 0xFF;
[ 3411.784982@1] OpenVFD: vfd_gpio0:            #0 = 0x00; #1 = 0x00; #2 = 0xFF;
[ 3411.784988@1] OpenVFD: vfd_gpio1:            #0 = 0x00; #1 = 0x00; #2 = 0xFF;
[ 3411.784994@1] OpenVFD: vfd_gpio2:            #0 = 0x00; #1 = 0x00; #2 = 0xFF;
[ 3411.785001@1] OpenVFD: vfd_gpio3:            #0 = 0x00; #1 = 0x00; #2 = 0xFF;
[ 3411.785009@1] OpenVFD: vfd_chars:            #0 = 0x00; #1 = 0x01; #2 = 0x02; #3 = 0x03; #4 = 0x04;
[ 3411.785018@1] OpenVFD: vfd_dot_bits:         #0 = 0x00; #1 = 0x01; #2 = 0x02; #3 = 0x03; #4 = 0x04; #5 = 0x05; #6 = 0x06;
[ 3411.785025@1] OpenVFD: vfd_display_type:     #0 = 0x01; #1 = 0x00; #2 = 0x00; #3 = 0x06;
[ 3411.785048@1] OpenVFD: Skipping vfd_gpio_stb evaluation (0xFF)
[ 3411.785052@1] OpenVFD: Skipping vfd_gpio0 evaluation (0xFF)
[ 3411.785056@1] OpenVFD: Skipping vfd_gpio1 evaluation (0xFF)
[ 3411.785060@1] OpenVFD: Skipping vfd_gpio2 evaluation (0xFF)
[ 3411.785063@1] OpenVFD: Skipping vfd_gpio3 evaluation (0xFF)

#18

Hi all,
Happy new year 2019.
Just bought a new s905x machine: Magicsee N5. I performed a smooth installation of CoreELEC 8.95.6 with gxl_p212_2g dtb. I have trouble with internal bluetooth not recognized by CoreELEC. this is the output of hcitool dev command:

Devices:

and this is the output of dmesg | /usr/bin/pastebinit

http://ix.io/1xfM

Bluetooth works very well with an external adapter.

Thanks in advance for your help !
Rgds
Skunz


#19

Anyone can help me ?
Thanks
Skunz


#20

There are some good pictures of the internals on this and the origonal firmware
I have one of these I haven’t had chance to try it yet I will report back when I get a chance