Sunday, July 15, 2012

IMON Soundgraph VFD/LCD with XBMCbuntu

This is a short guide to setting up the an IMON Soundgraph VFD/LCD on XBMCbuntu Eden 11.0.  XBMCbuntu is based on Ubuntu 11.10 so this guide may also work for 11.10 although I have not tried it.

Open a terminal(either via SSH or Openbox) and run the following commands:

First install LCDproc:
sudo apt-get install lcdproc

Now edit the config file:
sudo nano /etc/LCDd.conf

change line 53 from

*NOTE: in nano to go to a line press CTRL+w then CTRL+t and enter 53 and press enter after editing the file press CTRL+x then y and then ENTER to close and save the file.

The IMON driver for some reason hangs on shutdown so run the following to fix the problem:

sudo mv /etc/rc6.d/K60LCDd /etc/rc6.d/K99LCDd

sudo mv /etc/rc0.d/K60LCDd /etc/rc0.d/K99LCDd


  1. Thanks for these tips.
    Using Ubuntu 12.04, and unfortunately for me it did not work.
    Someone managed to get the LCD display working Imon

  2. Simple tutorial but does of work on latest xbmcbuntu as well?

  3. Slight addendum if you may..
    If you have a never version of the IMON unit like the one that is installed in the antec veris fusion case (a LCD unit with blue backlight) you want to change the LCDd.conf to point to "imonlcd" instead.
    also.. you might have to change the "protocol=1" to "protocol=2" to make it respond.

    Apart from that, good guide. :)

  4. Hi, running on the Frodo version of XBMCbuntu & have tried this, but all i get on the screen is:
    LCDproc Server
    CLI: 0 SCR: 0

    Any ideas where i went wrong?