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

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  • From: moridin1138 at (brian jackson)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] lcdproc on OSX presents random block characters (all on)
  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:19:50 -0500

I am using the latest tarball from

I installed it again just to be sure, and the same thing is happening
as in the original video I posted; random all on characters.

./LCDd -f
LCDd version 0.5dev starting
Using Configuration File: /usr/local/etc/LCDd.conf
LCDd 0.5dev, LCDproc Protocol 0.3

brian$ /usr/local/bin/lcdproc -v
LCDproc 0.5dev

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 3:58 AM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 7:07 PM, brian jackson <moridin1138 at>
> wrote:
>> 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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