How to install LCDproc on ubuntu

LCDproc is a project that allows data to be displayed on a variety of LCD displays. This is client / server software.

List of supported screens:
# bayrad, CFontz, CFontz633, CFontzPacket, curses, CwLnx, ea65,
# Futaba mdm166A,
# EyeboxOne, g15, glcdlib, glk, hd44780, icp_a106, imon, imonlcd, IOWarrior,
# irman, joy, lb216, lcdm001, lcterm, lirc, lis, MD8800, ms6931, mtc_s16209x,
# MtxOrb, mx5000, NoritakeVFD, picolcd, pyramid, sed1330, sed1520, serialPOS,
# serialVFD, shuttleVFD, sli, stv5730, svga, t6963, text, tyan, ula200,
# xosd

Installation from repository:

The LCDproc package can be installed from the ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lcdproc

Using a text editor, edit the /etc/LCDd.conf file and section:


change to a driver suitable for us. For the popular LCD2USB display, we choose hd44780:


This can be done using the terminal with the command:

sudo gedit /etc/LCDd.conf


Restart lcdproc

sudo /etc/init.d/LCDd restart

sudo lcdproc


Kodi plugin

We install the XBMC LCDproc plugin in kodi.

Settings of displayed information are made by editing the LCD.xml file

Below the official kodi pages with information for personalizing the LCD.xml file