[lcdproc] XML discussion
William W. Ferrell
Tue, 29 Aug 2000 13:36:21 -0600
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* Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org)'s mailer blew these chunks:
> Harald Klein wrote:
> | The problem is you can't hook a i2c device up to the smbus imho.
> | I tried it but no success.=20
> Mmm, the smbus just implements a subset of the i2c protocol, as you said.
> I think you can make an i2c adapter for the parallel port, and then attach
> devices that way. I think there's a driver for such a thing in the kernel
> somewhere, possibly in the Video4Linux area, although I have no idea what
> the pin-outs might be.
> Does Matrix Orbital have any install instructions for sticking the
> display onto an i2c bus?
Yeah, there's some instructions in the manual (and on their site in the
online manual) about how to attach to an i2c bus. Unfortunately they
don't go into too much detail how to hook the thing up to a PC using i2c
> I suppose it shouldn't really matter how the display is hooked up, as it
> should just use standard i2c system calls no matter if it's on the
> parallel port or tacked onto a DIMM...we can write the support easily if
> we're sure how it all works.
This sounds good.
Incidentally, don't they make ISA/PCI cards for i2c? Or am I thinking
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