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Offline hvisage

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LCDproc: no nexcom.so ?? (pfs 2.3.5)
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:25:31 am »
Hi there,
Busy trying to get the LCDproc working on a NSA1405L(FL). looking at https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=15913.msg82910;topicseen#msg82910 it should be there, and even have a dropdown menu option "nexcom (x86 only)", but seems that the installation media I used, doesn't have it:

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Nov 25 18:14:17 LCDd Could not open driver module /usr/local/lib/lcdproc/nexcom.so: Cannot open "/usr/local/lib/lcdproc/nexcom.so"
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[2.3.5-RELEASE][root@hvg.localdomain.hvt]/root: ls /usr/local/lib/lcdproc/
CFontz.so       SureElec.so     lb216.so        sdeclcd.so      t6963.so
CFontzPacket.so bayrad.so       lcdm001.so      sed1330.so      text.so
CwLnx.so        curses.so       lcterm.so       sed1520.so      tyan.so
EyeboxOne.so    ea65.so         ms6931.so       serialPOS.so    vlsys_m428.so
IOWarrior.so    glcd.so         mtc_s16209x.so  serialVFD.so
MD8800.so       glk.so          picolcd.so      shuttleVFD.so
MtxOrb.so       hd44780.so      pyramid.so      sli.so
NoritakeVFD.so  icp_a106.so     rawserial.so    stv5730.so
[2.3.5-RELEASE][root@hvg.localdomain.hvt]/root:

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Re: LCDproc: no nexcom.so ?? (pfs 2.3.5)
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 11:33:11 am »
Looks like there is no perfect solution, yet, but there is a write-up here that highlights a couple of options:

https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=46799.msg246935#msg246935

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Re: LCDproc: no nexcom.so ?? (pfs 2.3.5)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 06:21:40 pm »
After looking around some more, it looks like support for the Nexcom devices was added to the "generic" hd44780 driver after all:

ConnectionType=lcm162

Code change:
https://github.com/lcdproc/lcdproc/commit/9e80b177ffb1755e27109dd284ad568319fe4e6a#diff-b5b7491d509ceae9b603712026311903

Documentation change:
https://github.com/lcdproc/lcdproc/commit/4a50059b81910d7a6f9a70791766dfd12c61bb99#diff-056b4c550c4f9828ca095124588909ed

So, these Nexcom devices are supported by the base lcdproc project code. Not sure the pfSense integration package was updated, though...