In trying to configure a Hitachi 47780 LCD purchased on ebay, I am able to get it to work nicely in windows on my system. But when trying to get it to work on Ubuntu is a little trickier. dmesg sees the device but it doesnt define the ttys that I can tell. LCDd needs a ttys and a port? I can't seem to find either.
My current LCDd.conf
# select the serial device to use [default: /dev/lcd]
# set the initial contrast value [default: 560; legal: 0 - 1000]
# set the serial port speed [default: 19200; legal: 9600, 19200, 38400]
## Hitachi HD44780 driver ##
# Select what type of connection. See documentation for types.
# Port where the LPT is. Usual value are: 0x278, 0x378 and 0x3BC
# Device of the serial interface [default: /dev/lcd]
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0403:c630 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd lcd2usb interface
[ 1.901296] usb 1-1.1: Product: LCD2USB
[ 1.901297] usb 1-1.1: Manufacturer: Lcdmod Kit
[ 1.983818] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[ 2.076763] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=14cd, idProduct=8168
[ 2.076765] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=3, SerialNumber=2
Any help is appreciated to ensure I have the right LCDd.conf.
naming the actual product you bought will help much. HD44780 is a generic controller. From the dmesg output it seems like a Lcdmod Kit display.
I suggest reading http://lcdproc.sourceforge.net/docs/current-user.html#hd44780-lcd2usb first.
For the lcd2usb device no Device or Port settings are required. Within the [server] section be sure to set Driver=hd44780 , then in the [hd44780] section ConnectionType=lcd2usb should be all you need.