2.2.6 - LCD Funky Characters



  • On a Firebox. Coming from 2.2.5 and my LCD was perfect, upgraded just a moment ago to 2.2.6 and now I have a couple screens that show some funky characters in random placed such as one of the "S" characters goes from "S" to what looks like a euro symbol. Part of the date on my LCD is 2015 and the 5 in 2015 goes to what looks like a 7 after a few seconds. Any ideas on the cause? I tried different drivers, different files and always get the same result.



  • Wonder if it could be related to this:

    "The console screen has lost a line between the interfaces and the menu list."
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=104392.0



  • I pulled my extra backup unit out and installed 2.2.5 and both versions of my LCD work correctly. When installing 2.2.6 and then installing both LCD packages the funky characters show up. It is maybe 1 or 2 on a screen, not the entire screen. It is more of an annoyance then preventing use of the screens.



  • Sure there isn't something else different between? All 2.2.x versions use the exact same lcdproc package, which is generally the only thing that would have any impact on the LCD. The only OS change between 2.2.5 and 2.2.6 was a minor openssl update which likely doesn't impact lcdproc at all. Nothing else changed that could have any impact.



  • @cmb:

    Sure there isn't something else different between? All 2.2.x versions use the exact same lcdproc package, which is generally the only thing that would have any impact on the LCD. The only OS change between 2.2.5 and 2.2.6 was a minor openssl update which likely doesn't impact lcdproc at all. Nothing else changed that could have any impact.

    Nothing in the LCD package has changed. After installing 2.2.5 I installed the same LCD package I used on 2.2.6 and no funky characters. After installing 2.2.6 and using the same LCD package tested on 2.2.5 I get some funky characters on only a couple of the screens.

    This is more of I would like to find out what the cause is then my LCD does not work. It is just a couple characters on only 2 of the screens so it is more of an annoyance.

    The date shows as 2015 and after a couple of seconds it turns into what looks like 2017. I know the LCDPROC is the main piece for what shows on the LCD, but I do not know why when using the same LCDPROC on 2.2.5 the LCD is fine, when installing 2.2.6 and then using the same LCDPROC the funky characters appear.


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