[RndTbl] LCD character displays?

Sean A. Walberg sean at ertw.com
Sun Dec 28 20:02:57 CST 2003

Has anyone played around with LCD character displays under Linux,
perhaps with something like LCDProc?  (I'm talking 2x24 character and
the like, not LCD display panels)

If so, any recommendations on serial LCDs?  I've been playing with
Hitachi 44780 displays and microcontrollers lately, but it's a parallel
display and LCDProc's interfaces to it are through parallel ports. 
There are several serial LCD products out there, and I'm trying to weigh
the work of building a serial interface to it vs just buying a serial

For those that have no idea what I'm talking about, this would let you
display things like load average and memory utilization on the front of
a headless computer.  Throw in some switches, and you can safely power
down a box without having to ssh in or fiddle with KVMs.  Cobalts have
them, you can even fiddle with IP addresses from the front panel.



Sean A. Walberg <sean at ertw.com>                 http://www.ertw.com

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