lcdvc - Man Page

LCDproc virtual console


lcdvc [-fh] [-a addr] [-c file] [-p port] [-r level] [-s bool]


This program shows content from a system console on a LCD controlled by LCDd. As the console is usually larger than a LCD, the area shown on the LCD screen can be scrolled using keys attached to the display.

Additionally it has an autoscroll feature, which is on by default and can only be disabled by using lcdvc's menu.

By default it uses /dev/vcs and /dev/vcsa devices as the console to show. Other console devices can be set in the configuration file /etc/lcdproc/lcdvc.conf. The keys used for scrolling can be set in the config file as well.


The following options can be set in the configuration file /etc/lcdproc/lcdvc.conf as well, but those given on the command line take precedence:

-a addr

DNS name or IP address of the LCDd server (default localhost).

-c file

Specify configuration file.


Run in foreground.


Output help and exit.

-p port

Port of the LCDd server (default 13666).

-r level

Set reporting level (0-5, default: 2)

-s bool

Report to syslog (1) or stderr (0, default).




lcdvc was originally written by Joris Robijn, modified by Peter Marschall.

This man page was written by Markus Dolze.

See Also

LCDd(8) vcs(4)


lcdvc is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2.


12 June 2009 LCDproc suite