I am running Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 2. I have a USB-powered CrystalFontz LCD display model SKD204-634 V2.2 (circa 2004). I originally had this thing installed in 2 5.25" drive bays of a PC, but decided to keep the display for future re-purposing.
I am able to hook it up to my Windows 10 laptop fine and install the drivers and software to make it do what I want, but really I'd like to make it just display a terminal or some stats from my Pi.
I found a tutorial for a different CrystalFontz display version and downloaded the LCDdaemon (or whatever package) and configured the conf file in
/etc/. I tried using a couple of drivers and restarting the daemon, but I don't know where to go from here.
All of the tutorials I found were for XBMC and not Raspbian. There is also the question of whether or not it's getting enough power. When I first plugged it in, it seemed to work fine, but then after awhile just started to flicker. I hope there is a configuration setting I can tweak to make this work.
There is no real purpose to this. I just want to see if I can make it work and eventually do something cool with it. Is there anyone with any experience with making a CrystalFontz display such as this work with Raspbian on a Pi 2?
If all else fails, would running it via Wine be an option?