How to configure VFD


#1

Some devices that CoreELEC supports have a VFD similar to the TX3 Mini as shown below.

tx3

Many of these are supported in our builds thanks to @TheCoolest.

To get these working is really easy.

  1. Goto Arthur’s VFD repository here.
  2. Download the configuration that matches your device and rename it to vfd.conf.
  3. Copy the vfd.conf to /storage/.config on your device.
  4. Install OpenVFD Service via the CoreELEC repository in Kodi.
  5. Reboot and enjoy.

There is only 1 device at present, that requires the use of a custom DTB which is the A95X-R2 and this can be found in the device_trees folder on your sd-card/usb drive.


:question: Which DTB do I use?
OTT TV-BOX T95M -> Which DTB for VFD Use / Remote Control
[SOLVED] Tx9 pro stuck on booting
CoreELEC 8.95.7
#2

A MILLION thanks for this information. I never thought I would get my front clock working without the original firmware. I have the M82. Any way to get the display to show a 12-hour versus 24-hour clock? Settings inside CoreElec are set and display time in 12-hour format. Thank you.


#3

There is no support for 12H/24H selection at this point.


#4

Then 24 hour clock it is. I am VERY happy to have my clock back! Thank you sooo much for the hard work you did to put all of this information together. Much appreciated.


#5

Is there a wy to show local time instead of UTC?


#6

UTC? It uses the system time. If your box doesn’t have the correct time, it won’t show correctly on the VFD.


#7

Hm. Kodi shows correct time. Looks like kodi’s timezone is independent of system’s. I’ll check it


#8

I had different timezone in kodi & system. I had no /storage/.cache/timezone file.
So I just did echo "TIMEZONE=Europe/Moscow" >> /storage/.cache/timezone and everything became OK after reboot.


#9

Hello,

I have a Alfawise S95 box, and I installed Coreelec 8.90.4 .
I have tried all the dtb’s in the memory card, but the box is allways displaying “boot”.

I installed openvfd and tried several vfd.conf files, but the display never changes,

Is there anything that I’m not doing right?

Regards.


#10
  1. You only need the regular DTB from CoreELEC SD card for your SoC, don’t use any other DTBs.
  2. If you tried a few vfd.conf files and it still isn’t working, I’ll need the DTB from the Android installation.
  3. I’ll need to know what icons the box has. (top - right to bottom - left)

Edit: I just found a disassembled image of the box, it looks like a rebadged TX3 Mini. Try the vfd.conf for the tx3 and see if it works.
http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905x/683266-alfawise-s95-amlogic-s905w-android-7-1-2-16gb-rom-2-4ghz-wifi-4k-100mbps-lan?p=683269#post683269 - scroll down.


#11

First, Thank You! I was tired o the Word “Boot” on the display.
Second, If anyone owns a Alfawise S95, just use the TX3 Mini dtb.img and vfd.conf, it’ll work perfectly.


OTT TV-BOX T95M -> VFD/Remote not working -or- which Box do i have?!