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February 25th, 2011, 01:25 AM

I've bought a small lcd-display (2x16) from eBay. It's a DE-LD011 made by Sure Electronics.

LD4Linux is the software I was planning on using. Although, after hour of trying i still can't get the thing to work.

The display is supposed to be supported through the MatrixOrbital driver according to LCD4Linux.

I've complied LCD4Linux-0.11.0-SVN from source and then make and make install. So far so good.

Wrote the /etc/lcd4linux.conf

Display DE-LD011 {
Driver 'MatrixOrbital'
Model DE-LD011
Size 2x16
Port '/dev/bus/usb/003/002'
Speed 9600
Contrast 160


Widget CPU {
class 'Text'
expression uname('machine')
prefix 'CPU '
width 9
align 'L'
update tick

Layout Default {
Row1 {
Col1 'CPU'

Variables {
tick 500

Display 'DE-LD011'
Layout 'Default'

When I try to start lcd4linux I get the following print out:

name@localhost:/usr/local/bin$ lcd4linux -Fvv
Version 0.11.0-SVN-965 starting
plugin_cfg.c: Variable tick = '500' (500)
lcd4linux.c: initializing driver MatrixOrbital
MatrixOrbital: $Rev: 840 $
MatrixOrbital: Display:DE-LD011.Model '0' is unknown from /etc/lcd4linux.conf

Has anyone tried LCD4Linux? Anybody know what I've done wrong?

I'm on 10.10 Maverick Meerkat...

February 25th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Moved to "Hardware & Laptops " where you are likely to get more help than in Tutorials & Tips.