Configure LCDd.conf for LC16M VFD LCD 16×2 screen

I wanted to reinstall my old XBMCuntu distro with new version from kodi.tv and I have downloaded latest available iso file from here.

Since my Silverstone LC16M case has 16×2 VFD display it is normal that I want to use it together with all the multimedia keys. In order to get them working kernel module imon must be loaded.

To support LCD in Kodi you will need addon XBMC LCDproc but before installing the plugin you need to have lcdproc package installed and configured.

First install the package with:

sudo apt-get install lcdproc

You need to make following changes to /etc/LCDd.conf to get it to work:

Find line that begins with Driver= and change whatever the value is to:

Driver=imon

When you shutdown PC your VFD screen will still show a message which can be annoying so un-comment following lines and either use empty strings or customize the message.

GoodBye=""
GoodBye=""

Check which device is linked to your VFD/LCD display by looking in /dev for something starting with lcd:

ls -la /dev/lcd*

In my case this is lcd2 so you will also need to change this in /etc/LCDd.conf file in section [imon]:

[imon]

# select the device to use
Device=/dev/lcd2

# display dimensions
Size=16x2

Restart LCDd service with:

/etc/init.d/LCDd restart

Your LCD screen should light up and you can proceed with installing XBMC LCDproc addon if you have done it correctly your display should look like this:

kodi2

 

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