Lcdproc hd44780 rs-232 error



  • Sup guys,

    SO I am trying to get a GFC1602A:  http://www.gifar.com.tw/Model.aspx?ModelNo=GFC1602A to work with pfsense 2.0.1, the lcdproc pkg is 0.5.5, I keep getting this error:

    Aug 28 15:18:40 php: lcdproc: Stopping service: no com port selected
    Aug 28 15:18:40 php: lcdproc: The chosen lcdproc driver is not a valid choice

    When I check the services lcdproc shows stopeed, I try to restart it and the same error shows in the system logs, I have tried other drivers that are compatible with ST7060U, and I get the same error.

    Any help will be great

    my current lcdproc server tab settings are:

    enable LCDproc: check
    Com Port: Serial Com port 2 (/dev/cua1)
    display size: 2 rows 16 colums
    driver: hd44780
    refresh frequency: (5 seconds, 1 second)



  • Hi,
    have you tried an alternative port for COM2 (dev/cuau1)? Also, have you tried to lower the port speed?

    Both options are available on the lcdproc-dev package.

    Ciao,
    Michele



  • Thanks Michele,

    I installed the beta LCDproc pkg, and my service started!  ;),  these are the settings I have now,

    which is great but I still see no activity on the lcd itself

    when the service started it created this .conf file :

    [server]
    DriverPath=/usr/local/lib/lcdproc/
    Driver=CFontz
    Bind=127.0.0.1
    Port=13666
    ReportLevel=3
    ReportToSyslog=yes
    User=nobody
    Foreground=no
    ServerScreen=no
    GoodBye="Thanks for using"
    GoodBye="    pfSense     "
    WaitTime=2
    ToggleRotateKey=Enter
    PrevScreenKey=Left
    NextScreenKey=Right
    ScrollUpKey=Up
    ScrollDownKey=Down
    [menu]
    MenuKey=Escape
    EnterKey=Enter
    UpKey=Up
    DownKey=Down
    [CFontz]
    Device=/dev/cuau1
    Size=16x2
    Contrast=350
    Brightness=1000
    OffBrightness=50
    NewFirmware=no
    Reboot=no
    "

    here is what my logs say about the LCD:

    I've tried changing port speeds, content, but no luck…any clues ?

    Thanks


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