Information for using small character LCDs such as the HD44780 with Mac OS X, LCDproc and Growl. And other Apple and Mac USB stuff.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

LCDproc Server running LCD on Mac OS X

So I managed to get the LCDproc server working with my LCD kit using Mac OS X! To get this to work, you basically need to compile the LCDproc server (server only, the clients have not been ported yet), then set up the text driver, and pipe the output of the LCDproc text driver to my test program. The result is that LCDproc displays the server screen on the attached LCD!

I will work on porting some of the clients in the coming weeks so that it actually displays useful information, but a major stumbling block has been overcome!

Command Line Tool Updated

I made an update to the command line tool and instructions. The update adds some more features and increases compatibility with the LCDproc text driver.

The instructions and updated command line tool are available here: Mac_OS_X_USB_LCD.tgz