The comms/lcdproc port

lcdproc-0.5.9p0 – interface to various LCD displays (cvsweb github mirror)


LCDproc is a piece of open source software that displays real-time
system information from your Linux/*BSD box on a LCD. The server
supports several serial (and USB) devices: Matrix Orbital, CrystalFontz,
Bayrad, LB216, LCDM001 (kernelconcepts.de), Wirz-SLI, Cwlinux(.com) and
PIC-an-LCD; and some devices connected to the LPT port: HD44780, T6963,
SED1520 and SED1330. Various clients are available that display things
like CPU load, system load, memory usage, uptime, and a lot more.
WWW: http://www.lcdproc.org


| Running ${PKGSTEM} on OpenBSD

Typical Usage

 * Edit ${SYSCONFDIR}/LCDd.conf:
   You will need to choose a driver and review your driver options.

 * Start LCDd:
   # ${RCDIR}/lcdd start

 * Review ${SYSCONFDIR}/lcdproc.conf

 * Start the lcdproc client:
   # ${RCDIR}/lcdproc start

Your LCD display should now be displaying system statistics.

The default config file shipped with the OpenBSD package will log any
errors to syslog.

Using the Curses Output

LCDproc provides a curses output driver which is useful for testing.
When using this driver, you should *not* run LCDd using the bundled rc

Instead, choose the "curses" driver in ${SYSCONFDIR}/LCDd.conf and run:
   LCDd -f

Miscellaneous Notes

 * Network statistics are not yet supported on OpenBSD.


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