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[Lcdproc] Noritake graphical VFD driver


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  • From: bsdfan at nurfuerspam.de (Markus Dolze)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] Noritake graphical VFD driver
  • Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:39:13 +0100


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> Datum: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 12:00:35 +0000
> Von: Peter Wurmsdobler <peter at wurmsdobler.org>
> An: Markus Dolze <bsdfan at nurfuerspam.de>
> CC: lcdproc at lists.omnipotent.net
> Betreff: Re: [Lcdproc] Noritake graphical VFD driver

> Hello,
>
> > right now we support several Noritake character-based displays with the
> > 'NoritakeVFD' and the 'serialVFD' drivers. If your device understands
> > the serial protocol these device use, you may just use one of those
> drivers.
> Well, I tried that, but it does obviously not work as my VFD is graphical.
>
> > Additionally you may check the devices supported by the 'glcdlib' driver
> > which in turn uses GraphLCD http://graphlcd.berlios.de/
> GraphLCD contains a similar device GU256x64-3900, and the code looks
> very well designed.
>
> However, I would like to use my VFD in conjunction with XBMC which works
> well with LCDproc. Perhaps it would work with GraphLCD as well, i need
> to check. Nevertheless I will have to make a driver for the GU240x64 and
> as I have already started, I might as well make it compliant to LCDproc
> so it is usefull to more people.
>
> IN the next few weeks I will implement the driver and post my result
> here. Stay tuned.
>
> Cheers,
> peter

My idea was to use GraphLCD library and graphlcd meta-driver from LCDproc.
This way you would not need to implement the font-drawing necessary for GU*
devices, which will be done by GraphLCD, but still could use LCDproc.

Regards
Markus





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