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I'm looking for an lcd display to fit in one 5.25 inch bay... I found a lot of that but I'm looking for a way to change the display using command-line, since no screen will be attached to that computer... When something occur on the computer, it will be displayed on the lcd screen.

I want to monitor cu, hdd health, activity on the server using this lcd, since the server is running under windows, I will use PHP to get information and execute a command line to change the informations on the LCD.

I found MAtrix orbital and nmedia lcd screen but no command line support :(

Any hint how to do something like that, any interresting products?


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I'm thinking you may need to integrate a PLC/LCD in order to do that. – Split71 Jan 17 '12 at 19:27
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Assuming you are running linux/bsd, you may wish to take a look at lcdproc, doesn't have all the functionality you want but has a few things you haven't mentioned - if you are looking to program yourself, it may be easier tweaking their source code rather than starting from scratch.


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He is running Windows. But similar software exists there as well. – the-wabbit Jan 17 '12 at 19:48
Oops - I re-read the whole post trying to check OS and still missed it - lesson learned :( – Robin Gill Jan 17 '12 at 21:04
I think I'm going to switch for centos or something similar :) – Jeremy Dicaire Sep 10 '12 at 4:54

LCDSmartie looks quite extensible, I believe it should fit your needs. If so, just grab one of the supported devices.

There is also a standard for USB-connected LCD devices called iMon - originally made for home theater PCs. There is a lot of software out there for it.

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