QNAP TS-439 Pro LCD documentation available?

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Re: QNAP TS-439 Pro LCD documentation available?

Postby OneCD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:25 am

It's a Python script. You'd need to install a Python interpreter to run it. ;)

https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/

But, you'll also need to know how to program in Python. :geek:

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Re: QNAP TS-439 Pro LCD documentation available?

Postby Jude24to25 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:46 am

OneCD wrote:It's a Python script. You'd need to install a Python interpreter to run it. ;)

https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/

But, you'll also need to know how to program in Python. :geek:

Cool! Thank you! I'll look into this, though with my limited programming knowledge, I might be in over my head, haha. I'm curious whether any of these debian/ubuntu based scripts could be used in conjunction with Windows' Subsystem for Linux beta...

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Re: QNAP TS-439 Pro LCD documentation available?

Postby OneCD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:50 am

Python scripts are generally platform-agnostic (at least, the ones for general release are). So, not written specifically for Linux. ;)

My own Python stuff will not run on Windows as I only run them on Linux units and so didn't write them for cross-platform compatibility.

I've switched to pure Debian on my production NAS (TS-569 Pro), with the backup NAS (TS-559 Pro+) to follow, so I'll no longer be able to use or support QNAP's firmware. This means no more closed-source software, "Malware Removers", etc ... If you have the means, I highly recommend it. Powerup/poweroff times are < 1 minute. :D

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Re: QNAP TS-439 Pro LCD documentation available?

Postby dolbyman » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:29 am

looking at the serial connection in the script
https://github.com/bkram/qnapdisplay/bl ... it__.py#L3

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 ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyS1', 1200)


you might want to read this
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Serial-HOWTO-10.html


oh and .. no idea what SERIAL chips QNAP sourced ... but if you are unlucky it might be the kind that windows kills
http://hackaday.com/2014/10/22/watch-th ... ake-chips/

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Re: QNAP TS-439 Pro LCD documentation available?

Postby Jude24to25 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:05 am

dolbyman wrote:looking at the serial connection in the script
https://github.com/bkram/qnapdisplay/bl ... it__.py#L3

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 ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyS1', 1200)


you might want to read this
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Serial-HOWTO-10.html


Thank you for this link! With a little bit of tinkering, I was able to take the python script by bkram (https://github.com/bkram/qnapdisplay) and adapt it to Windows by simply changing the Serial code from '/dev/ttyS1' to "COM2". Had to do a little bit more tinkering to adjust some things since I think the original script was written for Python 2. I'm a newbie at this stuff, so I'm not sure if I did it the best way. In any event, I at least now have a working script to tinker with the LCD on Windows! Thank you!

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Re: QNAP TS-439 Pro LCD documentation available?

Postby Jude24to25 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:55 am

QNAPFrances wrote:Hi All,

We don't plan to release these documents for x86 models in this stage.
Sorry for the inconvenient.

BR,
Frances


Hi Frances:
Would it be possible to release this LCD documentation yet? Or perhaps the python scripts you use to run the LCD? I would love to try implementing these on my Windows installation on QNAP.


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