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[Lcdproc] LCDProc CVS + PicoLCD on FreeBSD


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  • From: andy at siliconlandmark.com (Andre Guibert de Bruet)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] LCDProc CVS + PicoLCD on FreeBSD
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:46:28 -0500

On Jan 15, 2009, at 2:12 AM, Markus Dolze wrote:

> Ernie Cline wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I recently purchased one of these little guys for eventual use on
>> my alix/pfsense based firewall:
>> http://www.mini-box.com/PicoLCD-4X20-Sideshow
>>
>> I cannot seem to get it to work! I have tried the mini-box
>> provided version of LCDProc, version .5.2 and the latest CVS
>> version, all seem to give the same output:
>>
> I am sorry, but the picolcd driver is currently not supported under
> FreeBSD. So without any additional programming there is no way to
> get it to work with FreeBSD. In the FreeBSD's port it is therefore
> disabled and not built by default.
>
> On your system the driver loads and tries to identify the device.
> What packages have you installed to get the dependicies satisfied?

Unfortunately the PicoLCD 2X20 and 4X20 devices present themselves as
HID devices. I filed PR usb/128803 and attached a patch which quirks
the device, so that it doesn't get attached to by the HID driver (Thus
making it available to libusb). It can be found at
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=128803
. It would be awesome if this would get committed on CURRENT and
possibly MFC'ed... :)

Cheers,
Andy

PS: I have the magic to get the 4X20 working on OSX too, if anyone is
interested.

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