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dlewis

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DisplayLink opens up Source Code
« on: May 16, 2009, 04:44:41 pm »
Any possible LinuxMCE usage with this stuff...? http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/libdlo

Enigmus

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Re: DisplayLink opens up Source Code
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 10:23:03 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that looks like USB video device software.  So that would be just a display driver and handled the same way any video card is.  I would think it would be more of a distro concern and that Ubuntu would eventually support it and it would be available to LinuxMCE in that way.  Unless your thinking of some sort of multi-display system setup.

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Re: DisplayLink opens up Source Code
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 01:27:06 am »
I have to support a USB video devices at work, various types of them, for laptops that do not have a docking station. Im not sure how well they would function on Linux, but I wouldnt suggest them to anyone. Because they are USB, the more data they pull over the connection, the more work the CPU is burdened with.

They are also rather laggy. it isnt very apperant if the only display is on it, but when side by side with a standard display (like the laptop monitor) it is extremely noticable. For UI1, I think it might be doable but I wouldnt expect UI2. Video playback might also take a bad hit the higher the quality you go.

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