VGA on NGW

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Firstly is it possible to setup all the necessary X-windows bits and pieces on a NGW?

Secondly, if you attach a DAC (or series of DACs) to the NGW do you need to write your own Linux driver or can it appear like anyother screen (/framebuffer) to Linux?

Also can we use the LCDC of the AP7000 to drive a VGA monitor in anyway?

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Yes, you can. J7 in the NGW has all of the necessary signals to drive an LCD display, or a video DAC such as the FMS3818. It is also recommended to use buffer ICs to prevent loading the vertical and horizontal sync lines of the AP7000. Look at the schematics for the NGW and STK, it shows exactly how to wire it up. And yes, you can run X windows on the NGW quite nicely. I do :)

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The STK1000 has a triple DAC hooked up to the LCD controller that can be used to drive a VGA display. The atmel_lcdfb driver can be used with VGA, but you probably need to pass it different parameters through platform_data (different timings, etc.)

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Yes I see from the schematic that the stk1000 has the ADV7125 triple ADC.

I think I'll take a stab at copying this set up. Pity postage on two ADV7125s costs as much as they do :( ($10 each and $20 postage for two)

After that I'll try and hook up PS/2 mice and keyboard so I can turn the NGW100 into the poor-man's stk1000 :)

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You might want to wait on the PS/2 part. HCE created a PS/2 driver patch for the kernel, but I haven't been able to get it to work on my NGW100. I keep getting overflow and parity errors.

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Has anyone made this work as of yet??

Thanks
Haku