LCD Displays with FreeBSD
brian at quynh-and-brian.org
Mon Jan 26 09:16:25 PST 2004
I have recently installed a Matrix Orbital BLC2021-GW serial LCD kit,
and am using LCDproc to drive it. I installed the LCDproc software from
the ports tree without any trouble whatsoever. Configuration was
extremely simple as the distributed configuration file contains plenty
of comments to point you in the right direction. The LCDproc hardware
compatibility page, maintained by the authors, contains a section
concerning Crystalfontz hardware.
I have no experience using USB nor graphical displays with this
software, so I cannot comment to its compatibility with them. I chose
to use a serial display as it appears, from my research, to be the most
compatible hardware and I've no need for the extra speed provided by USB
(compatibility over "features").
Hope this helps.
> Hi everyone,
> is it possible to run a LCD Display (like the Crystalfontz 634) with FreeBSD
> so that I can see the CPU Load, Network usage etc. ?
> I know there is a programm called LCDproc, has anyone of you running
> this program? How does it work?
> Are there any other programms like LCDproc that run under FreeBSD?
> And what types of LCDs are supportet (Parallel, Serial, USB)?
> And one last question: Can I also use Graphical LCDs?
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