Hi, I'm facing this problem from a couple of days… If I set the driver as hd44780 the daemon starting normally (even if I don't have a parallel hd44780 connected) and I'm able to execute the lcdrproc from command line with no error.
If I try to set the MtxOrb driver with device /dev/lcd (as described in the info) I get the following message:
sock_connect: connect failed
Error connecting to LCD server 127.0.0.1 on port 13666.
Check to see that the server is running and operating normally.
… some other info:
Strange fact are that I don't have a /dev/lcd device… so I try to configure a curses dirver that dont' have a physical device, but I get the same error.
Other strange fact: my LCDd.conf is stored in two folder /etc/var and /usr/local/share/lcdproc… NAS4free GUI change only the first one.