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30876RE: [midatlanticretro] Retro WiFi

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  • Vince Fleming
    May 20, 2013
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      I just plugged a monitor (well, actually my TV) into the HDMI port and watched it boot.   You can use a USB keyboard and mouse, too.

       

      Of course, if you haven't got an HDMI monitor or TV...  that might be a problem.  :)

       


      From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Mike Loewen [mloewen@...]
      Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:00 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Retro WiFi

       


      I am trying to get vintage systems online, but I also want the ability
      to see the boot messages.

      On Mon, 20 May 2013, Vince Fleming wrote:

      > Ah - I thought you said you were trying to get a vintage system online. I guess I missed the part about monitoring the Pi over Serial...
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Mike Loewen [mloewen@...]
      > Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:37 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Retro WiFi
      >
      >
      >
      > For one thing, I want the ability to see boot messages from the serial
      > console port, which (as I recall) isn't an option when plugging a
      > USB<->serial cable into one of the Pi's USB ports. For another, the
      > serial port is already there on the Pi, it just requires a level shifter
      > to make it useful.
      >
      > On Mon, 20 May 2013, Vince Fleming wrote:
      >
      >> I'm not a hardware guy, per se, but wouldn't a USB->serial cable work just as well, if not better?
      >> ________________________________
      >> From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com<mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com> [midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com<mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>] on behalf of B. Degnan [billdeg@...<mailto:billdeg%40degnanco.com>]
      >> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 10:24 AM
      >> To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com<mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> Subject: re: [midatlanticretro] Retro WiFi
      >>
      >>>
      >>> A few weeks ago, we were speculating on the possibility of using a
      >>> Raspberry Pi, a serial level shifter and a USB wireless dongle to get
      >>> vintage systems online. I'm happy to report that the proof of concept is
      >>
      >>> successful.
      >> <snip>
      >>
      >> Serial Level Shifter
      >> http://www.bitbox.co.uk/product/rs232-serial-level-shifter/
      >
      > Mike Loewen mloewen@...<mailto:mloewen%40cpumagic.scol.pa.us>
      > Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
      >
      >
      >

      Mike Loewen mloewen@...
      Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/

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