Text (Curses) driver

The Text driver uses curses for display, and is mainly used for debugging purposes.

Of course, lcd4linux should be started in the foreground (-F) with this driver.

The driver shows also a window with lcd4linux's diagnostics. In this window CR and LF are displayed as underscores.


  • A resize of the term window messes up the display.
  • Vertical bars are not supported.
  • BAR_L is ignored.


The driver needs/supports the following entries in lcd4linux.conf:

Display: “Text” \

Size: columnsxrows, e.g. “20×4” \

TextBar: if set to “1”, Bars display the values max, len1 and len2. \

  • curses_09.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/07/17 18:33
  • (external edit)