Freevo can display some useful info on a LCD/ VFD display device.
Steps to configure:
- Install the LCD/ VFD display hardware.
Install the Linux lcdproc daemon (http://lcdproc.sourceforge.net/).
- Start LCDd located in /etc/init.d
- Install PyLCD software located in the freevo/contrib/runtime directiory (pylcd is discontinued and no longer to be installed from the Net).
- cd freevo/contrib/runtime
- tar xvf pylcd-0.2.tar.gz
- cd pylcd-0.2
- python setup.py install
Lastly, enable freevo's LCD plugin. See instructions at GeneralPlugins/LCD