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[Lcdproc] LCD drivers for ARM EP930x series processors

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  • From: peter AT (Peter Marschall)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] LCD drivers for ARM EP930x series processors
  • Date: Sun Jul 16 12:37:02 2006

On Thursday, 13. July 2006 13:21, Matt Godbolt wrote:
> Mattia Jona-Lasinio wrote:
> > I read your post on the LCDproc mailing list. Would you be interested
> > in porting LCD-Linux ( to the ARM
> > processor? LCD-Linux is a kernel level software (kernel module) to
> > drive lcd panels, very similar to lcd-mod. The main difference is that
> > lcd-mod is only for the hd44780 controller whereas lcd-linux can
> > virtually drive any controller. The system consists of two kernel
> > modules, lcd-linux and the controller driver. lcd-linux implements a
> > complete VT102 terminal emulation and provides control character
> > handling and many other features like scrolling. The controller driver
> > implements the low level driving routines. Everything is transparent
> > to the user, which only accesses the /dev/lcd character device.
> > Moreover lcd-linux supports more than one display at a time and every
> > display is addressed to as /dev/lcd0, /dev/lcd1 .... and so on.

Hmm, does LCDLinux really support more than HD44780 compatibles ?
The web site currently states otherwise.

> That sounds like a sensible thing to port -- is there then a driver for
> LCDproc for the lcd devices, or would that also need support? I'm
> interested in getting LCDproc because it supplies a useful set of other
> features too (menus etc) and I'm using my ARM machine as an MP3 player,
> for which there already some LCDproc clients (including the infra-red
> stuff I'll need).

Currently there is no LCD-Linux driver for LCDproc.


Peter Marschall
peter AT

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