How to configure VFD

Now it is that the wifi display is blinking, changing from 0x06 to 0x05 does not change anything.

Go to the OpenVFD addon settings, go to Advanced settings, enable it.
Display type should be 1, controller type 6, common anode - off.
Go down to Index 4, and each time change the value, go from 0 to 6, and record which icon starts blinking for each number. Once we have this list, I’ll be able to create the correct config file.

In the advanced menu, I can set Dispaly type in the range 0-6, Controller type in the range 0-4. The Dispaly type 1 and Controller type 3 setting is the only one that does not turn off the display. Changing index 4 in the range of 0-6 does not affect the display, nothing changes.

I did this change, from: vfd_dot_bits=‘0,1,2,3,4,5,6’ to: vfd_dot_bits='1,2,3,4,5,6,0 .
The colon showed up and blinked. My display has two more icons, Power and WiFi.
With these settings, the Power icon is displayed during play and the WiFi icon
is displayed when Pause is on.

please vfd on A95X F3 Air II 4GB

Can you please list all the icons on the display?

Boot up Android, and in the app Terminal run the following command, and the output for me (you can take a pic of the TV if you can’t copy the text directly)
cat /sys/kernel/debug/gpio

Try this one:
a95x-f3-air-ii-vfd.conf (1.2 KB)

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great thanks it works

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Do the icons work correctly?

the ones that appeared yes

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With these settings vfd_dot_bits='1,2,3,4,5,6,0' it looks like this:

Powered box:

Play video file (tv, music, etc,):

Paused video file (tv, music, etc.):

It’s all icons, four digits, colon, power and wifi

Try playing with it the following config:
It should let you find the correct/relevant icons.

With that 0x03 in the first position, the digits are upside down.

In that case, just use the other vfd, and either map the power icon to some other function or just disable it (by mapping it in a way that it’s always off)

Thank you for your help, that’s enough, there’s no need to kick a horse.

Try it like this:

# Position:   0 1 2 3 4 5 6

This will map colon and wifi correctly, and disable the power icon.
If you want, you can use the power icon for something else, like USB/Play/Pause/Ethernet indication by putting the number 3 in one of the 0s

Hi, I have the tanix tx3 mini+ s905w2.
I need the vdf file because I don’t get the clock display.
the tvbox does not give me the time in coreelec.
I get 4 circles with the number 8.
thank you so much.
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I have a X96 Max Plus Ultra S905X4 4g 32 Gb 100 Mb.
I installed OpenVFD, copied the file x96-max-vfd.conf in /storage/.config as vfd.conf.
But the display doesn’t work (stays off). It works when booting with Android.
Did I do something wrong ?
Thank you very much for your help.