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Re: LCDPROC



On 7/18/05, Kevin <kkadow_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> On 7/17/05, Steven Bowers <steveb7_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> > On 7/16/05, Kevin <kkadow_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> > > Yes.  lcdproc-0.4.5, released 2004-04-13.
> > >
> > > > If so what comments do you have?
> > >
> > > There have in the past been overflows in the network listener.
> > >
> > > Also, using CrystalFontz driver (CFontz.c) in lcdproc-0.4.5, some minor
> > > changes to the code which initializes the serial port were necessary for
> > > the LCD display to actually work correctly.  I have a patch.
> > >
> > > > As to hardware - serial or USB? Which is better supported under OBSD 3.7?
> > >
> > > Serial.  Most of the "USB" displays are basically serial displays with
> > > embedded USB to serial controllers, ones likely not supported under
> > > OpenBSD.
> > >
> > > The LCDproc mailing list is full of discussion about patching the Linux
> > > kernel to make some esoteric USB-connected display panel work.
> 
> Similar patches for CrystalFontz are available for OpenBSD:
> http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/2004-04/0596.html
> 
> 
> > Darn, I was kind of hoping to use the new CrytalFontz CFA635 (20x4,
> > plus a keypad on a PCB that will fit into a 5.25" bay).  Any
> > recommendations on a compatible unit?
> 
> Looking at the specs and test (Linux) script for the CFA635, it might just
> come up as a USB serial adapter, automatically or with a kernel patch
> (see above).  I'm not quite sure enough of this to spend seventy bucks,
> so I bought a 634 with the serial interface, and (after patching LCDproc)
> it works fine under OpenBSD.
> 
> Kevin Kadow
> 


Thanks! That's good to know. I'll talk to CrystalFontz about the 633
I'm interested in buying.

Steve



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