When I first built my pvr and had XP and GBPVR installed, I wrote a program in vb.net that would send data out the serial port and my external 2X16 character lcd would display the text. I sent date, time and either "STANDBY" or the first few characters of any .mpg file that was being written to..
Ex: RECORD CSI LV---
I monitored the directory for any file where the size was changing and I would then send the first few characters of the file name out the serial port. The entire string would look like:
0xA would indicate the end of line and then my lcd would display the text shown.
11/07/2007 09:46RECORD CSI LV (0xA)
What would be required to do something similar in mythbuntu? I send data once ever 2 seconds at 9600,8,n,1. Thanks...again....