Topic: usb2vga adaptor and driver

Hi I have found you can get usb to vga adaptors such as this one

http://www.lordowner.com/PressNet/Review-Sitecom-USB2VGA.html

They support up to 1024x768 with the x driver from

http://www.winischhofer.at/linuxsisusbvga.shtml.


Just wondering if anyone has had a go with this and compiling a kernel with sisusb so openwrt can support it. If this can be done maybe it's possible after all to use a usb keyboard and mouse to create a thin-client say, running vnc client with framebuffer or something.

Any thoughts?

Re: usb2vga adaptor and driver

I found it very interesting.
Noone did anything with this HW?
Or, what about miniPCI VGA in Asus?

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Re: usb2vga adaptor and driver

Similar product with built-in serial, LAN, etc.

http://www.targus.com/UK/product_details.asp?sku=ACP50EU

Re: usb2vga adaptor and driver

jr wrote:

Similar product with built-in serial, LAN, etc.

http://www.targus.com/UK/product_details.asp?sku=ACP50EU

It looks to me as a "proxy" between a laptop and a real monitor / keyboard / mouse - so I'm not sure it could work as a thin client itself.

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Re: usb2vga adaptor and driver

The guys over at NSLU2-Linux managed to get a USB-VGA driver running on their NSLU - maybe someone with knowledge of cross-compiling kernel modules can manage to compile their version of the sisusbvga driver..?

http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddVGAAdapter

I have one of those adapters just waiting for my Asus to have a driver :-).

Re: usb2vga adaptor and driver

This wold have been sooo cool! Just imaine how easy config will be with a friendly userinterface.

However, I think a virtual graphics driver or a remote server like VNC or RDP, it would be a good alternative I think.

http://doc.trolltech.com/3.0/emb-vnc.html Embedded VNC

http://www.ltsp.org/ Linux Terminal Server Project

http://www.sics.se/~adam/uvnc/ Really slim VNC server for 8bit computers written in C

I would love to be able to access the OpenWrt through other means then a web page or telnet.