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Pine64, Sabrent USB to Serial and RespeQt

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#1 JohnBuell OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Jul 4, 2016 8:08 PM

The tl;dr version is: IT WORKS!


I had this wild idea some months ago when the Pine64 board was just another project on Kickstarter to be able to set the board in its enclosure (which I haven't received yet, there was a delay), and let it control an Atari. I'd either use SIO2BT or SIO2PC over Serial or USB, or some combination of the two. My first trial was using the Pine64 board (the 2GB Pine64+ model), running Ubuntu Mate 16.04, with the Sabrent SBT-FTDI model adapter and connected into an SIO2PC serial jack. AND IT WORKS WITH NO CHANGES to the current Github copy of the RespeQt client.


I had to install Qt5, g++, and set up a symlink for qmake, and that was it. RespeQt launched...but then I had to get it to talk over /dev/ttyUSB0 and restart it with sudo. Screenshots attached from Ubuntu, and a photo of the PIne64 board connected to my SIO2SD + SIO2PC Serial box. Thanks everyone for the continued work!


I'll be trying a raw Android build and/or Remix OS and SIO2BT next.

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Edited by JohnBuell, Mon Jul 4, 2016 8:10 PM.

#2 JohnBuell OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Jul 4, 2016 8:14 PM

The board is on the right side of the first photo, with 1000BaseT, HDMI, power, and a USB hub all plugged in. The USB to Serial adapter is plugged into the hub (you can see the two cables where they connect). And if you look carefully you can see the WiFi/Bluetooth card plugged into the top of the Pine64 board.


For the purposes of the test, I had the Atari XE in question boot from a .atr file on an SIO2SD card, then load and play data as D2: over the serial cable.

Edited by JohnBuell, Mon Jul 4, 2016 8:14 PM.

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