Caswell/Portwell LCD setup.
Has anyone setup pfSense on a Caswell/Portwell firewall appliance? A lot of companies like SmoothWall and others used them for their firewall appliances. I am surprised pfSense doesn't. Anyhow I have one with a LCD screen, would like to see if I can get it going using LCDProc but haven't had any luck, so I wonder if anyone else here has?
Check this series of posts. Good luck.
They use their own EZIO LCD modules which are serial connected. There are a few verions.
Luckily forum hero fmertz has written a driver for these and upstreamed it to lcdproc.
The driver is included in the lcdproc package in 2.4.4 snapshots but isn't in the GUI yet so still requires some manual editing.
Or you can upload the driver into 2.4.3. See the thread here for details:
So it is there, how do I manually add it?
Ha, looks like fmertz and I posted the same thing simaltaneously.
The info is in that thread.
Get the driver by either using the 2.4.4 dev package or uploading the attached driver from that thread into 2.4.3.
Then edit lcd.conf to include those lines shown on the first post.
Start/restart the service and it should load that. However if you make any changes from the gui it will be overwritten.