Entries tagged “#hardware”

Fri 12 September 2014

Sending ATA commands on Linux

It appears that any user can send an ATA message on Linux. The function that allows this is called ioctl, by using message identifier 0x31F (HDIO_DRIVE_CMD). It is possible to send, i.e. ATA IDENTIFY message by using 0xEC message. This command should return a device identification information. Other status … read more
Thu 17 May 2012

Enabling USB movie playback on LG 42LD550 TV

The main problem is entering the service menu of the device. Only then it's possible to enable the movie playback. The software which knows how to interpret files with movies is already there, we just need to remove (unlock) the protection - which is possible with the help of the service … read more