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    to all programmers!

    has anyone made an interface for monochrome lcd screens that is controlled with a powermate and 4 other buttons that looks and controls just like an ipod?

    i thing it would be great if someone made an interface that controlled and looked just like an ipod one but ran off linux.

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    I have not seen one.

    but....

    Probably would be quite easy, we just need to contact griffin technologies and see if they have a linux driver.
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    There's already a linux kernel driver for the Powermate. It's in 2.4.21 and above, Redhat shipped it with RH9, other distros likely shipped it as well.

    Here are some links for using a Powermate under linux:
    http://www.graflex.org/klotz/software/griffin/
    http://sowerbutts.com/powermate/

    If you want a "powermate with four other buttons", have you looked at the ShuttleXpress? It's not as well supported, and it's not quite the same feel as a powermate, but it's close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon_C
    has anyone made an interface for monochrome lcd screens that is controlled with a powermate and 4 other buttons that looks and controls just like an ipod?

    i thing it would be great if someone made an interface that controlled and looked just like an ipod one but ran off linux.
    So I thought more about this, and I'm not clear on what you mean. Do you want a set of input devices like the iPod has and a nested menu system (like the iPod ) has displayed on the screen. This wouldn't be a complete front end, just a music browser and player?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbyrd
    So I thought more about this, and I'm not clear on what you mean. Do you want a set of input devices like the iPod has and a nested menu system (like the iPod ) has displayed on the screen. This wouldn't be a complete front end, just a music browser and player?
    yeah just for music. personally, thats all i need.

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