Re: [Hampshire] Linux and LED Scrolling Signs

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Author: Rob via Hampshire
To: 'Hampshire LUG Discussion List'
CC: malpass9875
Subject: Re: [Hampshire] Linux and LED Scrolling Signs
Thanks to all who replied.

I think I'm going to report to the powers that be that this is a bad idea. What we're after (for work) is a sign which shows either something like "All Systems Go" or lists the server(s) down.

I guess we could "sacrifice" a display and leave it on 24/7/365 but a sign would seem to be a better (greener) solution. Can anyone suggest any other possibilities?


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From: Hampshire <hampshire-bounces@???> On Behalf Of Andy Random via Hampshire
Sent: 26 October 2020 03:54
To: Hampshire <hampshire@???>
Cc: Andy Random <andy.random@???>
Subject: Re: [Hampshire] Linux and LED Scrolling Signs


On Sun, 25 Oct 2020, Rob via Hampshire wrote:

> However, I don't want to use Windows and I have in mind a bash script to
> output the text to be displayed. Not too fussed about speed, font size,
> any other such settings - it's just the text we need. Does anyone know one
> of these that plays well with Linux?

I don't have any experience with the device you linked to, but the following links suggest that it is possible with at least some similar devices.

It looks like there are a few different types of device out there and if it was me I'd be buying from a cheaper source like:

However I've not personally used any of them so I'm not recommending any of them and most of them seem to be shipping from the Far East and will take a while to reach you.

The upsides of Amazon are faster delivery and if you order from them and can't get it to work with Linux within a reasonable time you are likely to be able to return it.

If you do order something I'd be interested to hear how you get on.


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