Firebox LCD Driver for LCDProc



  • @vizi0n:

    I am not a driver coder, this might be the wrong way, but I have compiled a sdeclcd.so that has "no timeout" on a i386 FreeBSD 10.3 virtual machine.

    So far it works great on my x750e.

    All I did was edit "sdeclcd.c" and replace "BACKLIGHT_OFF" to "BACKLIGHT_ON" on lines 650 and 676

    Hope this works for you

    You can grab it here : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so or as an attachment to this post

    Feel free to edit my post if the method I haved used is not the proper way to remove that timeout.

    Thank you so much for the effort, vizi0n. However, this did not work on my 64-bit XTM515 box.

    As noted by dhoffman98, LCDproc failed to start after replacing the release sdeclcd.so file with your modified version. Maybe it has to do with the 64-bit architecture vs 32-bit. I do not possess the required knowledge to know.

    I tried messing around with online C compilers but got super frustrated trying to find a way to compile to a .so file. It seems to me that eliminating the timeout would be more complicated than, say, increasing the timeout from 30 seconds to 300,000 seconds, although that would add a tiny amount of processor overhead.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes, you need a 64bit driver to run in 64bit. That error is what you see when you try to load a 32bit driver.

    Steve



  • Yes this driver is for 32 bit, I can recompile it for 64 bit later tonight for you fancy 64 bit folks  :P



  • I have updated my previous post with both drivers as separate attachments

    32 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.32bit.zip
    64 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.64bit.zip

    Please confirm if the 64 bit works as I have no way to test it. Also make sure that you run "chmod +x sdeclcd.so" to make it executable



  • Thank you, vizi0n. That worked on my XTM515 box (running 2.3.4 amd64)! Now the backlight stays on! I am happy and frankly kinda giddy. I appreciate your help.

    Cheers



  • @networkBob:

    Thank you, vizi0n. That worked on my XTM515 box (running 2.3.4 amd64)! Now the backlight stays on! I am happy and frankly kinda giddy. I appreciate your help.

    Cheers

    You're welcome



  • hi guys ,
    offtopic :

    any lcd recomend for work with pfsense ?

    thanks .



  • @vizi0n:

    I have updated my previous post with both drivers as separate attachments

    32 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.32bit.zip
    64 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.64bit.zip

    Please confirm if the 64 bit works as I have no way to test it. Also make sure that you run "chmod +x sdeclcd.so" to make it executable

    I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question. I opened the file "sdeclcd.so.64bit.zip" and noticed the "__MACOSX" folder. I don't have a Mac.



  • I don't have a Mac.

    I do haha. Sorry, I did not notice that it had added this folder. I thought I had zipped it on my VM. You only need the .so file inside the zip

    EDIT: I have updated both zip files to remove the __MACOSX folder



  • @networkBob:

    Thank you, vizi0n. That worked on my XTM515 box (running 2.3.4 amd64)! Now the backlight stays on! I am happy and frankly kinda giddy. I appreciate your help.

    Cheers

    Hi, How did you manage to get pfsense loaded on your XTM 515? I have a XTM 535 and want to load pfsense, but no write up is available. From what I understand 515 and 535 have the same internals, only software locked by watchguard.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Replied in the XTM 5 thread.

    Please don't double post. This thread is specifically for questions about the LCD driver. And it's included upstream in LCDproc now anyway.

    Steve



  • @vizi0n:

    I have updated my previous post with both drivers as separate attachments

    32 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.32bit.zip
    64 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.64bit.zip

    Please confirm if the 64 bit works as I have no way to test it. Also make sure that you run "chmod +x sdeclcd.so" to make it executable

    Oh dang the backlight turns off now after pfSense 2.4.1 update. Any ideas? Could this be a file signing issue?

    Cheers



  • @networkBob:

    @vizi0n:

    I have updated my previous post with both drivers as separate attachments

    32 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.32bit.zip
    64 bit version : http://www.vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.64bit.zip

    Please confirm if the 64 bit works as I have no way to test it. Also make sure that you run "chmod +x sdeclcd.so" to make it executable

    Oh dang the backlight turns off now after pfSense 2.4.1 update. Any ideas? Could this be a file signing issue?

    Cheers

    Even after reuploading the file?

    32-bit support has been deprecated and removed – There are no images available for 32-bit (x86/i386) Intel architecture systems

    Awww its the end for the updates on my x750e :(



  • Yes, I tried that. I also tried:
    1. deleting the sdeclcd.so file and replacing with fresh downloaded copy
    2. uninstalling LCDProc package and reinstalling
    3. rebooting

    Maybe I missed something, or maybe 2.4.1 added a file signing feature for security? I'll keep trying…



  • Aaah 2.4 is using FreeBSD 11, mine were compiled on 10.3

    I will create new ones





  • Thank you so much, Vizi0n. I can confirm that your new file works on pfSense 2.4.1. This new modified LCDproc sdecled.so file keeps the LCD backlight powered on forever. These are the steps I used:

    1)  stop the LCDproc service
    2)  open console shell
    3)  mv /usr/local/lib/lcdproc/sdeclcd.so /usr/local/lib/lcdproc/sdeclcd.so.bak
    4)  fetch http://vizi0n.com/watchguard/sdeclcd.so.freebsd11.zip
    5)  unzip sdeclcd.so.freebsd11.zip
    6)  cp sdeclcd.so /usr/local/lib/lcdproc
    7)  chmod +x sdeclcd.so

    Cheers



  • @networkBob:

    Thank you so much, Vizi0n. I can confirm that your new file works on pfSense 2.4.1. This new modified LCDproc sdecled.so file keeps the LCD backlight powered on forever.

    You're welcome!

    I have updated my previous post with the download links and attachments



  • Hi,

    ich have a little Problem.
    I'm not able to install LCD Proc.
    Any time i tryed to install it on the WebGUI there are some fails:

    >>> Installing pfSense-pkg-LCDproc... 
    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    pfSense-core repository is up to date.
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    pfSense repository is up to date.
    All repositories are up to date.
    Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
    The following 2 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
    
    New packages to be INSTALLED:
    	pfSense-pkg-LCDproc: 0.10.5 [pfSense]
    	lcdproc: 0.5.7_2 [pfSense]
    
    Number of packages to be installed: 2
    
    The process will require 1 MiB more space.
    [1/2] Installing lcdproc-0.5.7_2...
    [1/2] Extracting lcdproc-0.5.7_2: .
    pkg-static: Fail to create temporary file: /usr/local/lib/lcdproc/.CFontz.so.70EQSoDb3VPJ:Not a directory
    [1/2] Extracting lcdproc-0.5.7_2... done
    Failed
    
    

    My System is a XTM 510
    with 2.4.3-RELEASE (amd64)

    Anybody able to help me?

    Thanks in advance


  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, not seeing that here.

    >>> Installing pfSense-pkg-LCDproc... 
    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    pfSense-core repository is up to date.
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    pfSense repository is up to date.
    All repositories are up to date.
    The following 2 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
    
    New packages to be INSTALLED:
    	pfSense-pkg-LCDproc: 0.10.5 [pfSense]
    	lcdproc: 0.5.7_2 [pfSense]
    
    Number of packages to be installed: 2
    
    The process will require 1 MiB more space.
    253 KiB to be downloaded.
    [1/1] Fetching lcdproc-0.5.7_2.txz: .......... done
    Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
    [1/2] Installing lcdproc-0.5.7_2...
    [1/2] Extracting lcdproc-0.5.7_2: .......... done
    [2/2] Installing pfSense-pkg-LCDproc-0.10.5...
    [2/2] Extracting pfSense-pkg-LCDproc-0.10.5: ......... done
    Saving updated package information...
    done.
    Loading package configuration... done.
    Configuring package components...
    Loading package instructions...
    Custom commands...
    Executing custom_php_resync_config_command()...done.
    Menu items... done.
    Services... done.
    Writing configuration... done.
    Message from lcdproc-0.5.7_2:
    
    ==============================================================
    The default configuration files have been installed as
    /usr/local/etc/LCDd.conf.sample
    /usr/local/etc/lcdproc.conf.sample
    /usr/local/etc/lcdexec.conf.sample
    
    Copy and edit them as needed.
    ==============================================================
    >>> Cleaning up cache... done.
    Success
    
    

    You have any other packages installed? Low drive space?

    That looks like a general LCDproc issue though. Better to ask here:
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=44034.0

    Or  maybe in the packages section generally.

    Steve



  • Hi, I have newly installed pfsense to my watchguard xtm5 series hardware via cf, installed to 500gb HDD. I have downloaded the lcdproc package from the package manager however I cannot get the display to work. The service won't start and if it does it reverts to defaults and the display just shows the bios version and nothing more,as it did before lcdproc package was installed. My understanding is you need to manually configure files. I am happy to do this but am not sure where to go, what files to modify and how to modify them.
    Any assistance appreciated 👍🏻


  • Netgate Administrator

    You should be able to use the package settings directly. The previous issues have mostly been eliminated with a recent round of bug fixes. Be sure to set some screens on the second tab or it won't start. So:

    Selection_838.png

    And then something like:

    Selection_839.png

    Steve



  • @stephenw10 hi, I have done this exactly but the settings revert back to defaults and the service won't start


  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, the package actually reverts to the default settings immediately?

    If you check the config file directly (/conf/confg.xml) so you see the correct settings there?

    		<lcdproc>
    			<config>
    				<enable>yes</enable>
    				<comport>lpt1</comport>
    				<size>20x2</size>
    				<driver>sdeclcd</driver>
    				<connection_type>lcd2usb</connection_type>
    				<refresh_frequency>5</refresh_frequency>
    				<port_speed>0</port_speed>
    				<brightness>-1</brightness>
    				<offbrightness>-1</offbrightness>
    				<contrast>-1</contrast>
    				<backlight>default</backlight>
    				<outputleds>yes</outputleds>
    				<mtxorb_type>lcd</mtxorb_type>
    				<mtxorb_adjustable_backlight>yes</mtxorb_adjustable_backlight>
    			</config>
    		</lcdproc>
    		<lcdprocscreens>
    			<config>
    				<scr_version></scr_version>
    				<scr_time>yes</scr_time>
    				<scr_uptime>yes</scr_uptime>
    				<scr_hostname></scr_hostname>
    				<scr_system></scr_system>
    				<scr_disk></scr_disk>
    				<scr_load>yes</scr_load>
    				<scr_states></scr_states>
    				<scr_carp></scr_carp>
    				<scr_ipsec></scr_ipsec>
    				<scr_slbd></scr_slbd>
    				<scr_interfaces></scr_interfaces>
    				<scr_mbuf></scr_mbuf>
    				<scr_cpufrequency>yes</scr_cpufrequency>
    				<scr_traffic></scr_traffic>
    				<scr_traffic_interface>wan</scr_traffic_interface>
    				<scr_top_interfaces_by_bps></scr_top_interfaces_by_bps>
    				<scr_top_interfaces_by_total_bytes></scr_top_interfaces_by_total_bytes>
    				<scr_top_interfaces_by_bytes_today></scr_top_interfaces_by_bytes_today>
    				<scr_traffic_by_address></scr_traffic_by_address>
    				<scr_traffic_by_address_if>wan</scr_traffic_by_address_if>
    				<scr_traffic_by_address_sort>in</scr_traffic_by_address_sort>
    				<scr_traffic_by_address_filter>local</scr_traffic_by_address_filter>
    				<scr_traffic_by_address_hostipformat>descr</scr_traffic_by_address_hostipformat>
    			</config>
    		</lcdprocscreens>
    

    The SDEC driver ignores a lot of those settings, some of them look incorrect there but are just not set.

    Steve



  • @stephenw10 hi I can't show you what mine says as I don't know how to copy the text in. It's unable to post it as thinks it's spam.
    Mine doesn't show what yours shows.




  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, so simply not saving the config. Are you able to make other changes there? Is it possible the user you're using has 'config deny write' set? Try using the admin user if you're not.

    Do you see any errors in the system log when you try to enable the LCD?

    Steve



  • I am logged in as admin. I'll check the logs..



  • @stephenw10 im sorry, where are the logs? still very new to this.


  • Netgate Administrator

    In Status > System Logs > System / General tab.

    If there is some issue saving the package settings I would expect to see something logged there when you try.

    Steve





  • That's with these settings.

    Screenshot_20200517_223847_com.microsoft.emmx.jpg


  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, what pfSense version is this? Looks it must be 2.4.5.

    What lcdproc package version?



  • @stephenw10
    Yes it's version 2.4.5 and package is version 0.10.6_10. This is what was in the available packages.



  • @stephenw10
    OK it's working but I had to do the following. I copied code from another post into the config.xml, then performed a reboot.
    Thankyou for your help in helping me to work this out. Really appreciate it. I know it's only a lcd screen but being new to pfsense and code etc these small victories help to build confidence.
    Screenshot_20200518_091429.jpg
    Screenshot_20200518_091542.jpg


  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, odd. I couldn't replicate that. Glad you got it running anyway. ☺

    Steve



  • @stephenw10 yea, very strange. It seems to me that the lcdproc service window where you set that information isn't copying and saving that information.
    Thanks again


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