The GraphLCD plugin integrates a graphical display into VDR and make it possible to control VDR even if the television is off.
To use this plugin you need a graphical display with supported controller. It's even possible to redirect the output of the plugin to image files or to the framebuffer to drive e.g. TFT monitors.
Supported are the following controllers and compatibles
- Hitachi HD61830
- Samsung KS0108
- Toshiba T6963
- Epson SED1520
- Epson SED1330
- Noritake GU140X32F-7806
- Noritake GU256X64-372
and with the extra library serdisplib
- Optrex 323
- PCD8544-based Nokia-Displays (e.g. in the Nokia 51xx)
- Nokia 7110 display (controller: SED1565)
With the last controllers you can use displays from some old mobile phones with nearly zero costs.
If your controller is supported through the serdisplib you have to install it
cd $SOURCEDIR tar xvzf serdisplib-<VERSION>.tar.gz cd serdisplib-<VERSION> make mkdir -p /usr/local/include/serdisplib make install DRIVERLIB_PATH=/usr/local/lib DRIVERINCLUDE_PATH=/usr/local/include ldconfig
Then VDR is compiled with e.g.
make VFAT=1 REMOTE=LIRC INCLUDE_SERDISPLIB=1 all plugins
In the end, the logos have to be copied to /etc/vdr/plugins
cp -r $SOURCEDIR/VDR/PLUGINS/graphlcd/graphlcd /etc/vdr/plugins
In the vdr-graphlcd-contrib-<VERSION>.tgz file are several addons like bootsplash, scripts, etc.
Everything else is the same as described in plugin installation.