[Lcdproc] Can't get this thing working...
dl9sec at gmx.net
Mon Dec 14 19:51:38 UTC 2009
good and a bad news!
The good news: i got my display (mostly) running at the parallel port.
The bad news: i did it with lcd4linux and NOT with lcdproc.
It was a desperate try with another similar LCD-driver. So i did a
quich'n'dirty minimal configuration for my display and used the
HD44780/model HD66712 driver (the HD66712 seems to be a similar LCD
with a KS0073 on it).
After uninstall the lcdproc i installed lcd4linux via apt-get, put
my conf-file to /etc and started lcd4linux.
Tadaaaa! Readable characters appearing on my display. It seems that the
model-specific driver doesn't fit exactly to my display, anyway there
were meaningful characters on it.
So my pp is running and my display-hardware doesn't seem to have serious
lcd4linux isn't a real alternative for me because it doesn't support
the EA DIP204-4 directly with its specialities and (the worse thing) it
doesn't really support a freely configurable keypad matrix. So my final
aim is to have lcdproc running on my machine, not lcd4linux.
But the question is now, what's going wrong with the EA DIP204-4 and
LCDd? Is there any user out there, who gets this LCD working with LCDd
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