Version(8) daemon for ''lcd'' display devices


lcd4linux [OPTIONS...]


LCD4Linux is a small program that grabs information from the kernel and some subsystems and displays it on an external liquid crystal display.

If started without any options, it will try to read its configuration from /etc/lcd4linux.conf and daemonize. Please make sure your configuration file is owned by the user you run lcd4linux (typically root) and has permissions 600.

Alternate configuration file to read. Use this switch to make lcd4linux read another file than /etc/lcd4linux.conf.
Run in forground and don't daemonize. Useful for debugging.
-c arg
allows one to overwrite entries in the config-file from the command line. arg is 'key=value'
shows a really short usage of lcd4linux
starts lcd4linux in interactive mode. Can be used multiple times
Prints a list of supported displays
Specifies an output file (see for details)
makes lcd4linux more quiet. Can be used multiple times
increases verbose level. Can be used multiple times


Contains the configuration of lcd4linux. Please note that distributions generally don't install this file, please create it yourself using the sample configuration as template.
Contains a detailed and extensive example configuration file


lcd4linux was written by Michael Reinelt <[email protected]>
Copyright (C) 2005 The LCD4Linux Team <[email protected]>


Development of lcd4linux is at Use that web service for reporting upstream bugs getting in touch with development.


This manual page was written by Reinhard Tartler <[email protected]> in August 2006, for the Debian project, but may also be used by others. Revised by Jonathan McCrohan <[email protected]> in March 2012.
This manual page and lcd4linux is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License, version 2, can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.