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This driver supports the serial "Mini-Terminals" made by Beckmann+Egle:

With LCD4Linux-0.10, the new CompactTerminals are supported, too:

These controllers provide a lot of additional features, and my be extended with various modules: (from left to right: key module, I/O module, LAN module)

Display Section

Display <name> {
    Driver 'Beckmann+Egle'
    Model     <string>
    Port      <string>
    Speed     <number>
    Contrast  <number>
    Backlight <0|1>
    Icons     <number>


Modelsee below
Sizethe CT20x4 can control smaller displays, too. In this case specify <rows>x<columns> here (e.g. "16x2")
Portserial device the display is attached to (e.g.'/dev/ttyS2')
Speedthe baud rate from the display must match this value. Possible values are 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400 and 115200
Contrastinitial contrast (0..15)
Backlightinitial backlight state (0=off, 1=on)
IconsNumber of user-defined chars reserved for Icons (default: 0)


The driver supports different displays, which can be selected with the Model parameter:

MT16x1MultiTerminal 16x1
MT16x2MultiTerminal 16x2
MT16x4MultiTerminal 16x4
MT20x1MultiTerminal 20x1
MT20x2MultiTerminal 20x2
MT20x4MultiTerminal 20x4
MT24x1MultiTerminal 24x1
MT24x2MultiTerminal 24x2
MT32x1MultiTerminal 32x1
MT32x2MultiTerminal 32x2
MT40x1MultiTerminal 40x1
MT40x2MultiTerminal 40x2
MT40x4MultiTerminal 40x4
CT20x4CompactTerminal 20x4


Display CT20x4 {
    Driver   'Beckmann+Egle'
    Model    'CT20x4'
    Port     '/dev/tts/0'
    Size     '20x4'
    Contrast  7
    Backlight 1
    Icons     1


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