OMV on QNAP TS-459 Pro+: Switch off front display?

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    I have (sucessfully) installed OMV on my QNAP TS-459 Pro+. When the NAS is switched on, the front panel display shows "SYSTEM BOOTING" and a progress bar made from ">"-signs. Is there a way in OMV to infuence the display? E.g. switch it off or clear the message or even use it to show the real state of the system?


    QNAP TS-459 Pro+, Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz, 1GB Memory, OMV 6.1.7-1 (Shaitan)

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    It probably requires a custom display driver for the kernel if I remember how QNAP has done things in the past. Lots of effort for little gain.

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  • In the meantime I found out more about the display. It is available as a Serial Port (/dev/ttyS1) and it is possible to send command to it using 1200 Baud. I found this script that allows setting text from the console. There also seems to be a set of Python Modules to interact with it but I don't know if that is usefull for a OMV Plugin Integration as I am new to OMV and don't know how plugins work.

    For the moment I will start playing with the script and use it from a on boot cron job to clear the display and send a "Ready" mesage to it. But if somebody knows how to better integrate this into OMV and maybe display stuff dynamically I would be happy to hear about it!

    QNAP TS-459 Pro+, Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz, 1GB Memory, OMV 6.1.7-1 (Shaitan)

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