MTXORBD is a daemon for controlling a matrix orbital LCD screen. The goal is for mtrxord is to eventually be feature complete, to allow control over every aspect of the LCD screen, including custom characters.
mtxorbd originally started out as a single command line program for use during boot time shell scripts to control the screen with boot up information. It was designed to be simple and direct. This was originally called mtxorbctl, which you can still download from the download page .
Years later, someone contacted me about making an additional version of the control program which included graphs. I had always meant to include more features, but never was inspired to write the next version of the software. So, being bribed with a new, blue backlit lcd screen, I wrote the current version of the software.
The new version is a client/server program which allows for control over the LCD through a unix domain socket. It allows simultaneous access to the screen, and a priority mode which locks other clients out until you release it.
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