Minitel


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by RMW5 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:45 pm
Reckon there might a few of these available from Saturday night. A few going for €10 on eBay.fr, but real value is close to zero

Does anybody know anything about the hardware? I think there were 10 or so different models.

Seems there is a text only screen with up to 320x240 resolution. X.25 line speeds of 1,200 to 9,600 bit/s, but the modem is driven by 5v TTL connection through a 5 or 8 pin DIN connector. I found this hack (french) on the net.

http://pafgadget.free.fr/bidouillages/minitel.htm

and this

http://www.alphak.net/news/2008/08/a-minitel-story/

Possible project to mount an RPi inside the minitel terminal and connect the R-Pi via a MAX-232 => RS-232/USB adapter. There may be other/better solutions.
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by christianschmiegelow » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:09 pm
There are actually a couple of tutorials out for this.

I found this one particularly clear, I followed and got it running with a few modifications on a Pi with Arch Linux.
http://xseignard.github.io/2013/05/20/p ... pberry-pi/

This other one in French is also quite clear, and he provides a youtube video to see it working finally.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5CltdZktlw
http://pila.fr/wordpress/?p=361
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