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[Lcdproc] Fwd: lcdproc on FreeBSD with lis driver

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  • From: pusateri at (Tom Pusateri)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] Fwd: lcdproc on FreeBSD with lis driver
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:24:15 -0500

Thanks for the reply.

The code looks fine to me too. But the call to pthread_create never returns
so maybe its an issue with FreeBSD 8.1. I just did a binary update to p2 and
that acts the same. I saw a Freebsd bug in 7.2 for a similar problem to
pthread_create() not returning because of a malloc issue.

I read elsewhere that others on linux are using the hd44780 Driver with
connection type lis2. So I tried that with device /dev/cuaU0. It seems to run
ok but it never updates the display. Its not clear which driver I should be

I don't think I mentioned it before but I have a Pro-LCD in a nMedia 1000
case which is a VLSys LIS MCE.

Thanks for the help.

On Dec 5, 2010, at 2:42 AM, Markus Dolze wrote:

> Hello,
> yes, the LIS driver is the only driver that uses threads. At first
> glance I can't see any problem with the code.
> Are you sure you are not looking at the second thread launched in gdb?
> That thread will only return on shutdown.
> Which version of LCDproc and FreeBSD (output of uname -v) are you using?
> Regards,
> Markus
> On 04.12.2010 23:09, Tom Pusateri wrote:
>> Some more info: In gdb, it is never returning from pthread_create() in
>> lis.c:514
>> The lis driver appears to be the only driver that uses threads.
>> Thanks,
>> Tom
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> *From: *Tom Pusateri
>>> *Date: *December 4, 2010 3:43:02 PM EST
>>> *To: *bsdfan at <mailto:bsdfan at>
>>> *Subject: **lcdproc on FreeBSD with lis driver*
>>> I have built the lcdproc code using a modified port to include the lis
>>> driver (which depends on devel/libftdi).
>>> libftdi seems to work and the utilities that ship with it seem to work
>>> but LCDd hangs on startup. I'm running gdb now to see if I can figure
>>> out why but I wondered if you knew anything about the lis driver and
>>> if anyone else is using it and if can be included by default in the
>>> Freebsd port.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Tom
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