Possible Monitor


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by charedpez » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:26 am
Hello I am looking for a monitor to use in a project that I have planned for the raspberry pi and was curious if this one would work. If not can you suggest any, around the same size preferably, that would
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by RaTTuS » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:53 am
the Pi could not power it without the use of a good USB HUB

there are possibly linux drivers not sure
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by charedpez » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:57 am
Ok, so if I plug the monitor into a usb hub that then plugs into the pi I should be all good to go?
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by poing » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:11 am
I don't see a Linux driver mentioned...
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by rgmward » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:17 am
after a quick google search, it appears that this *should* work.

http://www.tomshardware.com/ne.....15021.html


There's also the built-in DisplayLink DL-125 which allows the monitor to be easily integrated into existing desktop environments including Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 & Apple Mac OSX Tiger / Leopard and Lion. Linux support is also available through many of the standard distributions.

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by walney » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:46 pm
Have a look here:

http://libdlo.freedesktop.org/wiki/

You can download the sources. I have a DisplayLink adapter... but no pi.
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by JeremyF » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Note that most USB monitors actually create a second GPU so anything displayed on this monitor won't be accelerated by the the VideoCore IV found in the Pi.
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by mahjongg » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:36 am
JeremyF said:


Note that most USB monitors actually create a second GPU so anything displayed on this monitor won't be accelerated by the the VideoCore IV found in the Pi.


Yes, this isn't so much a "monitor", as a separate video generator that is controlled through a USB link, (who knows how) and happens to have an LCD panel tied to its output. So it probably accepts (x-windows) drawing command's, but for example it will never play back video or 3D games, (at an acceptable frame rate).

For much less money you can get an old 17" monitor sporting a DVI-D (or DVI-I) input, with a HDMI to DVI-D cable.
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