[ILUG] Dell Poweredge 2650 LCD display
kenn at bluetree.ie
Wed Apr 14 14:53:48 IST 2004
> > Any way to dynamically update the front-panel LCD display
> > on a Dell Poweredge 2650 from Linux?
> > LCDproc doesn't have any mention of it and Googling turns
> > up nothing useful.
> > Later,
> > Kenn
> Yo Kenn. A coupla points for ya.
> 1. You still need to reboot after flashng the firmwares but...
> 2. The LCD panel does not have its own firmware as such, its controlled by
> the ESM [embedded server management] board so thats what you need to
> We have "snap" CD's which you can order through us or you can download em
> from a secret location which I will gladly provide you on request.
> With the SNAP, you can upgrade almost everything, there is a DOS, WIN and
> LINUX version. The online versions require OMSA to be installed, if its
> not, then it gets installed.
Do you mean that there is a firmware update for the ESM board
that let's me change what's on the LCD display? Or do you mean
that you need to re-flash the ESM board and reboot to change
what's on the display?
If it makes it any clearer, I'd like to display load average and
the like on the little 5x2 LCD. I was hoping that it would be
accessible through an I2C bus, or something.
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