shell in 32 char LCD

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Wed Sep 25 19:34:15 EST 2002

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 07:05:07PM +1000, Simon Burton wrote:
> I can write code to talk to the panel.
> It is 8 bit parallel with another couple
> of bits for ctrl. So will attach to parallel
> port for now.
> But what would be nice is to slip my driver
> code into the right place (in kernel?) so
> that the shell (etc.) can use LCD.

Nitfy. Now considering you can arrange for anyone to access the parallel
port (no kernel modifications required), I'd suggest just writing a program
called "setdisplay" where you pass the string to display on the command
line. Shouldn't be too hard.

> Anybody tried this?
> Ideas? 

Nope. How much do they cost?
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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