10 Replies Latest reply on Feb 23, 2016 3:06 PM by FGT

    Galileo Gen 2 and Serial LCD help

    joe-iot

      Hello All - Has anyone been able to get a serial LCD to work with the Galileo Gen 2 using either the OS or Python?

       

      I am using a Galileo Gen 2 built with the EGLIBC image: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/25384/eng/iot-devkit-201510010757-mmcblkp0-galileo.direct.xz

           root@galileo:~# uname -a

           Linux galileo 3.8.7-yocto-standard #1 Tue Sep 29 22:16:33 GMT 2015 i586 GNU/Linux

       

      The LCD is a Serial enabled LCD from Sparkfun https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9393

       

      I have it connected to GND, 5V and Digital Pin 1 (TX) .

       

      On power on I get  the Sparkfun splash screen then it fills with a character like extended ascii 186 or || . I have tried a second LCD just to make sure it was not a LCD hardware issue.

       

      I have tried using PySerial to write to it, and using echo to /dev/ttyS0. But no changes. If you have any ideas I would appreciate it.

       

      Cheers,

      -Joe