Bodhi with Genesi Smartbook on a vga projector Will Bodhi soon have a driver for this?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:39 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:16 PM
Note that I have worked with a few display link devices in the past and they are always a decent headache under Linux (I actually own two of them).
Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:13 AM
We have the (allegedly technically identical) Efika MX Smarttop, which is good up to 720P, just as advertised.
Have had problems with some TVs, but only because of their antique over-scan feature and/or insistence on booting into 1080p. Over-scan on an LCD/LED TV? Yes. Go figure!
I did a search on "Plugable usb 2.0 uga multi-display adapter +overscan" using Google and had zero hits, which is encouraging, since without the "+overscan" there were 93,000 hits.
Is this it here? ...and again at Amazon?
I'm not clear how intelligent the Plugable box is - whether it's fed with raw frame-buffer data or whether it behaves like (say) an nVidia-card-on-a-USB-wire.
I imagine that raw data shovelled down the USB would be less onerous to the CPU than sending the data and also massaging the DisplayLink chip via USB - have I got the right one in the link?
Be interested to know how this pans out. Hoping to borrow a projector with HDMI input some time in the future and just see how it works directly with the Efika MX.
Hope yours comes good!