Subject: Re: upgrading a qube2 with netbsd 1.6.1 to 2.0
To: Carsten Pache <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/03/2005 06:05:41
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 13:21:13 +0100, Carsten Pache <> wrote:
> Following Andy's suggestions it seems that I successfully upgraded my
> Qube II from NetBSD 1.6.1 to 2.0. Thanks!
> There is still a problem with the LCD on the back of the Qube. When I
> switch on the Qube, "Starting up" is displayed. A few seconds later
> the LCD becomes empty and stays in this state. In /var/log/messages,
> I find the following line:
> Mar  3 13:34:11 qube paneld[537]: cannot attach to device hd44780, node /dev/lcd
> Writing to the LCD using "echo" (for example: echo "Qube" > /dev/lcd)
> also fails - nothing appears on the LCD.
> Although I do not really need the LCD, I would be glad to know *why* it
> does not work and how to get it to working.

Hey, no problem. I'm glad I could help.

I haven't used the LCD panel, but you're not the first person that has
said this. I've got mine all tucked away in the corner so I can't see
the back of it.

If the device driver seems to be working (meaning dmesg has no
errors)... Is there actually a /dev/lcd file?