Subject: UD-160-A happily working
Date: Tuesday 3rd November 2009 22:17:41 UTC (over 7 years ago)
hi folks, many thanks to bernie, i now have a UD-160-A working on my laptop. as i run debian, i instantly encountered the usb hid issue, and will at some point have to reboot the laptop: i can't now unplug the UD oh well, i have a screen - just not the laptop's one :) i'm badgering phil hands to bring his openmoko round this weekend, and i've ordered an IGEP-v2 - status reports on each as-and-when. the openmoko phil has installed debian (not emdebian, not ubuntu, not openmoko - actual debian-arm) and so, for various innocuous repeated installs of software he's accidentally and conveniently ended up with a full development environment (build-essential) on the openmoko :) upshot is: it will be dead easy to put libldo, the displaylink_mod and the xf86 driver onto the openmoko. likewise for the IGEP-v2 i'm getting their ubuntu 2G flash image (but i don't have a DVI screen argh) and so, not knowing _exactly_ what's on it i do anticipate at least being able to build the displaylink drivers directly on it. but, that's going to take a good couple of weeks for the board to arrive etc. overall i'm just really excited by the prospect of turning sheevaplugs, ARM Cortex boards and smartphones into fully-functioning desktop systems, simply by plugging in these low-cost devices. next on the list is a DoubleSight DS-90U, but that's still being shipped. i'll keep the list posted on progress: that device _should_ just work out-of-the-box but it will need deliberate exclusion from the usbseat udev rules (and special alternatives written for it instead) because the DS-90U is just a USB-powered monitor. smartphones powerful enough to be desktop systems. technology just got very cool again. love it. l.