LCD display working

I managed to get my LCD display working finally.

I tried the alternative USB subsystem and it worked perfectly. It was as simple as that.

My system was using the “uhci” version so I set it to use “usb-uhci” instead.

I have never used USB on that PC before so had never noticed it wasn’t working.

I had to modify /etc/hotplug/blacklist and change usb-uhci to uhci to specify which to block on boot (thereby allowing the other correct one to load).

I’m pleased to see that LCDproc uses a client/server approach, which means it’s easily controllable from any language that can do sockets.

Next step, program the damn thing!