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Old 06-16-2005, 07:43 AM   #1
brianknu
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Question LCD Display




i am about to install GNU/Linux for the first time.. And i hope that somebody can help me at little.. I have this LCD Display ..

Controller - L.I.S 2 : USB 1.1 / 2.0 support
- L.I.S POP : Serial
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
- Blue Negative type
- 5 x 8 Dot's
- HD44780 Compatible
- Character type
- 20 x 2 Size

It's connected to a internal USB port and in windows device manger there is a USB serial converter and a USB Serial port, the driver for those two a From FTDI..

Can i get this to work with GNU/Linux coz. that would be nice..

If it's supported by GNU/Linux is there anyone who knows about programs so i can display different thing on the LCD display

If i have posted in the wrong forum. I'm very sorry

Brian
 
Old 06-17-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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Maybe.
I don't have any actual experience using a USB serial converter but this link might help.
http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x356.html

You can use any serial application like minicom or gtkcomm (GUI) to send characters to the display. You can also write an application in c too.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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I'd suggest looking at http://www.lcdproc.org/
Traditionally the displayes used are serial (or even parallel) but there is apparently usb support now, too.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 06:10 AM   #4
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thanks!!!


i will look to se if it works..

Thanks again
 
  


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