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LCD for appliance

smlick

New member
Hi all,
I'd like to use crystalfontz display on some appliance to view (serial number, eth stat, CPU usage, memory usage, IP settings and a default logo) and specially to configure trough the LCD button the IP config (IP, netmask, gw, DNS) of linux systems (CentOS, Ubuntu).
I read lot of post but I'm not able to find a solution.
There's a display type like CFA533/CFA633 or other useful for my scope and also driver/software to permit view and edit of Linux settings?

Regards
Alessio
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CF Support2

Administrator
Our intelligent modules with keypad have been integrated into a number of different appliances over the years.

Our CFA63x modules are supported under LINUX from a driver stand-point. The language you write your application in does not matter as long as you are able to communicate with a COM port and send commands to the module, or in the case of the CFA631, CFA533/633, and CFA635, receive input from the module.

As of 2.4.26, the FTDI_SIO files have been part of the kernel. Prior to that, you will need to get the FTDI_SIO files from SourceForge.net, and then re-compile your kernel in order to communicate with your USB Module.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ftdi-usb-sio/

In case you need to recompile or do some tweaking here is a list of our VID and PID:

VID_0403&PID_FC08.DeviceDesc="Crystalfontz CFA632-USB"
VID_0403&PID_FC09.DeviceDesc="Crystalfontz CFA634-USB"
VID_0403&PID_FC0B.DeviceDesc="Crystalfontz CFA633-USB"
VID_0403&PID_FC0C.DeviceDesc="Crystalfontz CFA631-USB"
VID_0403&PID_FC0D.DeviceDesc="Crystalfontz CFA635-USB"

Here are some forum threads with sample Drive Header:

http://www.crystalfontz.com/forum/showthread.php?p=24709

Simple Linux C Driver / Header for CFA635 - with ARM compatible code as well:

http://www.crystalfontz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5777

A link another customer has sent with some good information:

http://www.mini-box.com/picoLCD-20x2-OEM?sc=8&category=490

You might want to take a look at these Linux programs:

http://lcdproc.omnipotent.net/

http://ssl.bulix.org/projects/lcd4linux/

Our demonstration code is in C, and is a simple, commandline example program:

http://www.crystalfontz.com/software/linux_cli_examples.

Here are a few threads in our tech forums regarding Python:
http://www.crystalfontz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5060&highlight=python
http://www.crystalfontz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5012&highlight=python
http://www.crystalfontz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5006&highlight=python

And a few referencing PERL:
http://www.crystalfontz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5003&highlight=PERL
http://www.crystalfontz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4602&highlight=PERL

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
 

smlick

New member
Thank you for you reply but I was looking for a solution is already running on your display because I'm not a code developer.
We would like to implement your displays on our appliances, but we will not develop from scratch, we are looking for a finished product.


Regards
Alex
 

CF Support2

Administrator
Our intelligent USB and Serial modules are intelligent in that they are able to do what they are told to do. They all require a host application to tell them what to display, or accept input for the keypad. We do not have a complete application that will do everything you want it to do - but we do have the tools and ability to support making one.
 
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