Sameer Verma sverma at
Tue Jun 15 23:45:29 EDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Richard A. Smith <richard at> wrote:
> On 04/22/2010 10:26 AM, John Watlington wrote:
>> Sameer,
>>     You want us to add software to our build so that
>> you can support an $89 USB peripheral that requires
>> a separate screen, keyboard, and mouse ?
>> I'm sorry, but building more computer labs isn't
>> what OLPC is about.
> Where are you reading that displaylink requires a separate keyboard and
> mouse? libdlo supports the chip and the protocol not any specific device.
> While not immediately usefull overall I think this is a +1 since I've
> received several requests via the support gang list on how to make the
> USB VGA adapter work.  Many have tried and seems everyone but the
> original has failed.  USB projectors are listed as products that might
> be useful (if the have the currently spported chip or when other chips
> are added)
> All the the requests for a USB video were so they could hook it up to a
> projector for training classes. The possibility of USB projector support
> seems very worthwhile.
> If none of the projectors are supported yet then there's not much point
> in adding it to the build but if someone gets a projector working then
> we certainly should support it.
> --
> Richard A. Smith  <richard at>
> One Laptop per Child
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I now have a DisplayLink Certified device. I'd be happy to test this
out if the drivers/support make it into the builds.

Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Information Systems
Director, Campus Business Solutions
San Francisco State University

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