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[Lcdproc] HD44780 Install Issue


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  • From: bjoern.meier at googlemail.com (Bjoern Meier)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] HD44780 Install Issue
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:29:33 +0200

Hi,

2010/8/11 Brian Platt <brianplatt at hotmail.com>:
>> Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:59:09 +0200
>> From: bjoern.meier at googlemail.com
>> To: lcdproc at lists.omnipotent.net
>> Subject: Re: [Lcdproc] HD44780 Install Issue
>>
>> hi,
>>
>> 2010/8/10 Jannis Achstetter <kripton at kripserver.net>:
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>> > Hi Brian,
>> >
>> >> Hi all i'm having a problem with installing i'm hoping someone can help
>> >> me with.
>> >
>> >> Modprobe hd44780
>> >> FATAL: Module hd44780 not found.
>> >> [...]
>> >> [43095874.680000] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and
>> >> [...]
>> >> do I need LCD2USB?
>> >> I downloaded it and did a 'make' on the testapp but got
>> >
>> > That all depends on how the LCD is connected to your computer. The
>> > HD44780-controller uses a parallel interface to communicate with its
>> > host. You could attach it directly to your PC's parallel(printer)-port
>> > for example. In this case you don't need a kernel module since lcdproc
>> > uses the parallel-port directly.
>> >
>> > In your case it seems that the LCD is connected via USB so lcdproc's
>> > hd44780-driver is not suitable for you. Honestly I do not know the
>> > USB-2-HD44780 bridge chip you are using. Can you give us more
>> > information/details about the products you have bought?
>>
>>
>> Just to mention: I use the same bridge and I'm very interested in this
>> topic, because my HD44780 didn't work ether. So I could anything else
>> bring on, I'll do my best.
>>
>> Greetings,
>> Bj?rn
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>
> After much bashing I managed to get it detected
>
> [43112873.190000] usb 1-2.2: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and
> address 26
> [43112873.420000] usb 1-2.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> [43112873.430000] usb 1-2.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0403,
> idProduct=c630
> [43112873.440000] usb 1-2.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
> SerialNumber=0
> [43112873.450000] usb 1-2.2: Product: LCD2USB
>
> Even though it's HD44780 based it needs to use the LCD2USB driver so i've
> installed LCD4LINUX and now playing with that
>

How did you manage that?




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