[mythtv-users] RE : LCDproc and MythTV
matkyne at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 19 14:46:30 UTC 2005
>0) Do you have anything on the screen in linux?
> - lines or dots...
> - Do you get the LCDproc Screen
> 0 Clients 0 screens
> If not, your not connecting (LCDd + Display)
>Just some thoughts
>1) Which distro.... I'm running on FC4 which requires some file copies
> - LCDd.conf --> /etc/LCDd.conf
> + the init.d files
>2) When you do LCDd -h do you see the HD44780 driver as being
> - LCDproc installed in usr/local/....
> - Had to compile directly the driver
>3) If you get garbled display ... Play with the cable, my printerport
>is not powerful
> enough and had to be set properly.
> Is printer port turned on? (Mine wasn't the first time)
>4) Did you edit LCDd.conf (Specifically the hd44780 section)
> - Connection type: Winamp
> - This was done by trial and error for me.
>5) Did you set mythtv then reboot.
> Mike G.
Thanks for yourt help. I was compiling in the wrong directory, I also
changed the settings to winamp wiring and then copied the LCDd.conf file to
/etc/. I also changed the user from nobody to mythtv. I started the program
and my VFD lit up. I got to see the "servers=0 screens=0" screen, so I
started MythTV, and it started showing the proper info. "Woo-Hoo! -- I woke
up my wife." Well after that I rebooted the system and while it was powering
down, I got the message "Thanks for using LCDproc and Linux!" but that
screen survived the reboot and LCDproc didn't start when the system came
back up. How do I get it to start up automaticaly? -Mat
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