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[Lcdproc] LCDProc CVS + PicoLCD on FreeBSD


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  • From: ernie.cline at gmail.com (Ernie Cline)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] LCDProc CVS + PicoLCD on FreeBSD
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:10:24 -0800

I'm going to give Andre's suggestions a shot and recompile and see how it
goes. I'll report back to the list my findings.

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 7:46 AM, Andre Guibert de Bruet <
andy at siliconlandmark.com> wrote:

> 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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