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[Lcdproc] Some advice on 5.25" bay graphic LCD module or VFD

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  • From: kayasaman at (Kaya Saman)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] Some advice on 5.25" bay graphic LCD module or VFD
  • Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:13:37 -0500

Thanks so much for the response Markus :-)

I was looking at getting something like this:


where the second option shows some graph like graphics....

would lcdproc support that or is it just simply standard bargraphs or
block-style graphs that are supported?

Also is it possible to show 'alternating' screens so that say when the OS has
booted the default screen will display a mixture of processes for n-seconds
or minutes? Kinda like CPU for 10 seconds then memory for the next 10 seconds
then system load etc....?



On Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:33:18 +0100
Markus Dolze <bsdfan at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 06.01.2012 20:52, Kaya Saman wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > first up I'd like to ask what a good USB 5.25" LCD or VFD module is???
> >
> > The bigger the display area the better for me and touch screen is not
> > necessary.
> >
> > I have looked at CrystalFontz and MatrixOrbital and they look really
> > interesting.
> The Crystalfontz models (533 / 63x) work quite well with LCDproc (note
> the temperature and fan control stuff is not supported). MatrixOrbital
> devices work equally well, but have not been tested recently.
> >
> >
> > I don't know much about LCD module's for computer bays and would like
> > to get more into it by adding them into my server bays. Ideally I
> > would like to make use of the graphic features on the LCD panels but I
> > have read in the lcdproc documentation that it is not supported??
> >
> > Would it be just worth getting a simple monochrome text LCD and
> > displaying bargraphs and text info or would I actually be able to make
> > use of the graphical features with lcdproc.
> LCDproc does not support 'graphical features' like drawing images or GUI
> elements. You will just get text, bar graphs, and a few icons.
> >
> > Currently I am using lcd4linux on one box which has a built in PicoLCD
> > display - the Mini-Box M300 model which does a good job but segfaults
> > when I try to use the buttons and the support is quite limited too as
> > the mailing list is pretty low traffic. For someone like myself with
> > not much knowledge or experience in the area it's quite difficult to
> > get things working with what I want to display.
> The PicoLCD displays work with LCDproc as well and there have been no
> reports about segfaults recently. If you already own one you may give it
> a try with LCDproc.
> Regards,
> Markus

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