VGA external on OLPC
seth at isforinsects.com
Sat Jun 7 05:06:30 EDT 2008
By not too hard, I meant, not completely impossible. I was given a little
bit of info on the board because I promised Wad that I wouldn't get other
people to bother him about it :S
At least I didn't post the hardware list to my blog!
btw, I'm whyxo.com
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us> wrote:
> martin wrote:
> > On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 3:40 AM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org>
> > > > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Remote_display#Binaries
> > > Can you be more specific as to what USB video adapters
> > > this might work with ?
> > It's packaged in most distros (F7, recent Ubuntus), so `man sisusb` or
> > `man sisusbvga` should give an passable overview. The author keeps a
> > good page:
> > http://www.winischhofer.eu/linuxsisusbvga.shtml
> how would one go about influencing which driver modules, for
> "accessory" peripherals like this, get built as a matter of
> course for new kernels?
> it seems to me that there's a (perhaps minor, but real) need for
> builds of drivers that don't necessarily get packaged on every
> XO, but which are available somewhere, for every kernel. this
> usb vga thing is a good example. others which keep coming up on
> the forums are things like bluetooth support, and the full set of
> usb serial dongles. i built and made available the bluetooth and
> usb serial modules for the use of some G1G1 folks, but that
> tarball will go stale pretty quickly when the kernel moves on.
> there are other equally "optional" modules (like usb audio
> support) which _do_ get built and installed by default. seems like
> there might be a win-win possible by separating "what to build"
> from "what to install" -- the default install could shrink, and
> the flexibility for users would go up.
> (there may be a trac item already on this -- i admit to not
> paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 53.6
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