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[Lcdproc] lcdproc on OSX presents random block characters (all on)

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  • From: ethan.dicks at (Ethan Dicks)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] lcdproc on OSX presents random block characters (all on)
  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 03:58:31 -0500

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 7:07 PM, brian jackson <moridin1138 at>
> This is my first post after much searching and tinkering. I hope
> someone can help!
> I have an LCD2041 rev 1.3 that I have used flawlessly on Windows for a
> long time. Unfortunately I have not been able to get it to work on OSX
> with LCDproc . Initially it was because I was using /dev/tty.serial1
> as the device, but now with it using /dev/cu.serial1 instead it
> works... sort of.
> I get random block characters or heartbeat characters when it's
> running. They show up in random places, and generally make it
> unusable. lcdproc issue perhaps?
> When using 'screen /dev/cu.serial1 19200' everything shows up fine, as
> in I can type as usual, clear the screen, etc.

What version of LCDproc are you running? If you are running 0.5.2,
there is a well known and long-fixed bug with MtxOrb displays. You
will need a somewhat recent build from source (anything less than a
year old will probably do).

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