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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:45 pm
by RMW5
Reckon there might a few of these available from Saturday night. A few going for €10 on, 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.

and this

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.

Re: Minitel

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:09 pm
by christianschmiegelow
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. ... pberry-pi/

This other one in French is also quite clear, and he provides a youtube video to see it working finally.