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[lcdproc] HD44780 step 2

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  • From: zender AT (Hendrik Zender)
  • Subject: [lcdproc] HD44780 step 2
  • Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 19:38:27 +0100

First of all thanks for the quick help. The websites were very useful to me!
Okay, I wired it the way described by A. McMeikan's picture as 4bit.
The power comes from a harddisk power cable using one black wire as ground
(pin 1, Vss (GND,OV) at my lcd) and the red one as +5v power (pin 2, Vdd
(+5v) at my lcd).
I read somewhere on the web that at system startup the lcd should print
information on its bios version. But when I turn the power on, it just prints
2 bars which are 1 dot broad in the beginning of each line. These bars then
start to disappear dot by dot. I wonder if that is right. I haven't gone
further cos I am afraid that there might be something wrong in my power
Then in Makefile.config I have to type the device the lcd is connected to.
What is the appropriate name for my printer parallel port in linux?
Sorry for these stupid questions!
Hendrik Zender
Student of Computional Linguistics
University Of Saarland, Saarbrücken
zender AT

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