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Richard Erlacher
01/08/13 15:39
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Denver, Co
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#189106 - There are reasons ...
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
Andy Neil said:
Richard Erlacher said:
I've been disappointed with various (not ARM) boards that "claim" to have ... VGA output

RPi doesn't even claim to do VGA.

No, it doesn't, but there's an adapter that will solve that problem ... at least according to its vendor(s).

... allow the use of a VGA adapter to attach a "standard" monitor

As I hinted before, I think VGA is now in decline on "standard" monitors - they're all (going) digital these days.


Other standards are supported by various adapters, and these don't just mess around with pinouts.

If (like me) you still only have VGA monitors, then you will need a converter (not just a pinout adaptor) for RPi.

I don't recall that any of them supported PS/2 keyboards.

Have you tried to buy a PS/2 keyboard lately?!

I'm thinking more about the KVM switches I use. USB keyboards would be fine, too, but since my lab uses one keyboard for all the computers, I want to stick with that. I'd prefer a 15 display on my cellphone, too.

PS/2 connectors (like RS232) are long-gone on laptops.
That's why I still have the old laptops for when I need 'em.

In reality it doesn't matter what the interface standard is, just so it is an interface standard, and not just a coincidence. One apparently suitable, if it were still available, ARM Eval Kit, supported PATA, which would be adequate for LINUX on an ARM, but that's no longer avaiable ... <sigh> ... though I have a bunch of perfectly useable large-capacity PATA drives. It'd be convenient ... for me.

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List of 38 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
Stellaris Arm Tools      Michael Karas      01/06/13 00:04      
   Me too ... and I agree ... it looks promising      Richard Erlacher      01/06/13 00:49      
      These you mean?      Mahmood Elnasser      01/06/13 07:48      
         when I ordered mine ...       Richard Erlacher      01/06/13 12:53      
            when I ordered mine ...      Michael Karas      01/06/13 15:43      
         Current Price      Michael Karas      01/06/13 15:52      
      a "standard" GCC       Andy Neil      01/06/13 08:36      
   CCS      Mahmood Elnasser      01/06/13 08:10      
      No, I don't think that's right      Andy Neil      01/06/13 08:29      
   What does the TI Code Composer Studio actually consist of?       Andy Neil      01/06/13 08:34      
      Your Development      Michael Karas      01/06/13 15:41      
         RE: Your Development      Andy Neil      01/06/13 16:59      
            Keil MDK      Mahmood Elnasser      01/07/13 00:20      
               RE: Keil MDK      Andy Neil      01/07/13 04:05      
                  Are we paying twice?      Kalpak Dabir      01/11/13 03:27      
                     $$$      Andy Neil      01/11/13 06:19      
   Keil "evaluation" now called "Lite" & OK for commercial use        Andy Neil      01/06/13 08:42      
      That was a contributing factor in my decision to buy      Richard Erlacher      01/07/13 10:31      
         RE: VGA      Andy Neil      01/07/13 11:16      
            As I wrote ...       Richard Erlacher      01/08/13 00:55      
               Historical interface connections...      Andy Neil      01/08/13 01:03      
                  There are reasons ...       Richard Erlacher      01/08/13 15:39      
                     Here's one      Richard Erlacher      01/10/13 11:13      
                     KVM switches      Andy Neil      01/10/13 23:50      
                        Those Adapters      Michael Karas      01/11/13 04:50      
                           I thought as much!      Andy Neil      01/11/13 06:22      
                              Some USB adapters only "sort-of" work ...      Richard Erlacher      01/11/13 19:24      
                                 Don't shoot the pianist      Andy Neil      01/12/13 04:44      
                                    While I agree, mostly ...       Richard Erlacher      01/12/13 21:54      
                                       says who?      Erik Malund      01/13/13 06:47      
                                          OK ... I meant "useful to me."      Richard Erlacher      01/13/13 13:05      
                                    Have you ever ESD tested USB kit?      Oliver Sedlacek      01/14/13 05:17      
            Here's one example ...       Richard Erlacher      01/13/13 17:50      
   FYI - open source tools      Andy Neil      01/08/13 00:55      
      Thanks for the link!      Richard Erlacher      01/08/13 00:58      
      Thanks....but what gives?      Michael Karas      01/08/13 01:25      
         RE: what gives?      Andy Neil      01/08/13 02:24      
            I find the info on the TI site rather confusing      Richard Erlacher      01/08/13 15:42      

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