hd44780 didn't have lcd2usb support

Bug #487300 reported by Kali on 2009-11-23
This bug affects 5 people
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lcdproc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: lcdproc

hd44780 do not have lcd2usb support

hd44780: unknown ConnectionType: lcd2usb
Driver [hd44780] init failed, return code -1
Could not load driver hd44780
There is no output driver
Critical error while initializing, abort.

Kali (kalimero) wrote :

i have just recompiled from ubuntu source and lcd2usb is there

# apt-get source lcdproc
# lcdproc-0.5.3
# dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
# dpkg -i ../lcdproc_0.5.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
# strings /usr/lib/lcdproc/hd44780.so | grep lcd2usb
lcd2usb_HD44780_set_contrast: setting contrast failed
lcd2usb_HD44780_backlight: Setting backlight to %d
lcd2usb_HD44780_backlight: setting backlight failed
hd_init_lcd2usb: unable to open device
hd_init_lcd2usb: device with firmware version %d.%02d found
hd_init_lcd2usb: no (matching) LCD2USB device found

Very strange :D

K69 (patrick-goab) wrote :

You have to start LCDproc as SU.

like my post LCDproc shipped with karmic didn't have support for lcd2usb in hd44780, sure there is some missing file during the compilation

try to check
# strings /usr/lib/lcdproc/hd44780.so | grep lcd2usb

jose orlando (jorlando) wrote :

kali is correct.

the lcdproc shipped with ububtu 9.10 does not have lcd2usb support.

to obtain full functionality I recompiled lcdproc from source,as indicated by him.

Duststorm (duststorm-design) wrote :

The source files are there but they are not built I think
make from source by specifying to build all drivers

./configure --enable-drivers=all
sudo make install

Maybe the .deb package could be remade with the --enable-drivers=all parameter

For information, look here: http://lcdproc.sourceforge.net/docs/current-user.html#hd44780-howto


Make sure that the HD44780 files are built when you run ./configure. This can be done by specifying --enable-drivers=all or by including hd44780 in the list of enabled drivers (e.g. --enable-drivers=hd44780). "

Kali (kalimero) on 2010-03-28
Changed in lcdproc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kali (kalimero) wrote :

lucid build have the same bug

Petr Jac (petr-jac) wrote :

For compilation is required pkg-config and libusb-dev. Then configure, make ....
Maybe it will help somebody ...

This IMO doesn't apply to any lcdproc versions in Ubuntu anymore. Karmic is not supported anymore.

Changed in lcdproc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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