[mythtv-users] MythTV and Zalman HD-160 LCD output

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jan 16 17:12:19 UTC 2008

On Jan 16, 2008, at 9:01 AM, Irumbo Mateene wrote:

> I have a Zalman HD-160 with an LCD display at the front of the  
> case.  I downloaded and installed the correct software for this case  
> from website.  This case is using a modified version of LCDproc that  
> is version 0.4.*.  The latest version of lcdproc is 0.5*
> I was able to get the LCD display outputting something like "  ##  
> LCDProc Server? ## Cli 0 Svr 0 on 2 lines of output.
> So far so good.
> I am not seeing any status messages, I have mythlcdserver enabled in  
> front end.    I also have a PVR-150 card that uses a blaster to  
> change my STB.  The PVR-150 is using lirc.   I have to have lirc  
> running otherwise my blaster doesn't work.
> In my LCDd.conf file I have it set to litsen to same port # that  
> mythlcdserver is using.
> If I start mythfrontend the display on LCD changes from Cli 0 to Cli  
> 1 as in:  ## LCDProc Server? ## Cli 1 Svr 0
> that's all I see.
> What do I need to do to get mythlcdserver to send data to my LCD  
> display.  The myth wiki on this subject mentioned dropping an object  
> file in a path where mythlcdserver could find it, some how this  
> din't make sense to me ..
> by the way I am using myth svn ..
> thx
> IM

I have this in my startup script:
/usr/local/irtrans/irserver -start_clock -daemon -logfile /var/log/ 
irserver.log -pidfile /var/run/irserver.pid /dev/ttyUSB0
/usr/local/sbin/LCDd &

Relevant section from /etc/LCDd.conf:
# Server section with all kinds of settings for the LCDd server

# Tells the server to load the given drivers. Multiple lines can be  
# NOTE: You may activate several input (input only) drivers but only  
ONE output
#       driver, which should be the first.

# Tells the driver to bind to the given interface

# Listen on this specified port; defaults to 13666.

I'm assuming you turned on LCD Display in MythFrontend.

I killed my mythlcdserver and ran it from a shell so I could see what  
it was doing. At the same time, I ran frontend from a shell so I could  
see what it was doing with the LCD stuff. Check your logs and see what  
they tell you.

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