Is LCDproc package working for 1.2.2 yet?



  • Nothing showed in my 4X20 HD44780 (parallel LPT port), LCDproc service showed "stopped in the "Status: Services" page, I clicked "Start", but it did not start, I am sure the function (server/screens) of LCDproc is enabled, can somebody advise is LCDproc package really working for pfsense 1.2.2 ? ???

    And what does LCDproc "beta" stand for ?

    How to eanble or start LCDproc service manually? ;D



  • Can somebody help on this case?
    ;D
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    Nothing showed in my 4X20 HD44780 (parallel LPT port), LCDproc service showed "stopped in the "Status: Services" page, I clicked "Start", but it did not start, I am sure the function (server/screens) of LCDproc is enabled, can somebody advise is LCDproc package really working for pfsense 1.2.2 ? ???

    And what does LCDproc "beta" stand for ?

    How to eanble or start LCDproc service manually? ;D



  • There seems to be some fairly severe problems using LCDproc in pfSense.  I haven't a clue whether there was an update to pfSense or LCDproc that causes these issues, or if there's something deeper.  I'll readily admit my BSD-fu is not too strong.  :)  Symptoms vary from locking up the web configurator to simply refusing to start LCDproc.  Error messages in System Log:System range from "php: lcdproc: The chosen lcdproc driver is not a valid choice" to "LCDd: Server shutting down on SIGTERM" and "php: lcdproc: Stopping service: no com port selected".  Depending on circumstances it can even prevent other services such as squid from starting.  I've tried so many different variations I can't keep it all straight now.  However just checking "Enable LCDproc" and clicking "save" after initially installing LCDproc locks up the web configurator, requiring a reboot.

    Hopefully it'll all be resolved with the next release.  I really love pfSense but at this point I'd recommend not using LCDproc in pfSense on a critical network unless your BSD-fu is strong.


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