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Old 06-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
jdwaser
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linux and e_ink


I am new to the forum, and also the discussion of e-ink, but am fairly familiar with linux, hence ,my interest in this forum. I am aware that some individuals are sensitive to a regular computer led screen, but find the e-ink screen much more tolerable. So, the question becomes why not hook an e-ink screen to a regular windows computer. The answer I have gotten back is that the regular computer hardware and software all refresh at a rate in excess of what the e-ink is able to handle.

So, my thought is that this sounds a lot like the problem that video game software based on an old computer chip has to deal with, and the work around was usually some software to slow down the send rate of the processor, or a buffer that censored the signal, and slowed the response to the software. So, I wonder if there is a software solution to the problem of a modern x86 talking to an e-ink screen. I suspect that the linux crowd is much more likely to provide a solution than are the MS or Apple crowd. So I was thinking that an app for Ubunto might be appropriate.

Any information or thoughts on this?

JW
 
Old 06-24-2012, 04:27 AM   #2
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I wonder if there is a software solution to the problem of a modern x86 talking to an e-ink screen. I suspect that the linux crowd is much more likely to provide a solution than are the MS or Apple crowd.
Being new to this forum and the discussion of E-ink shoduln't imply not being able to use a search engine. And apparently the "linux crowd" already did, see for example:
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/N...it-runs-Linux/ (2005, E-Ink AM-100 EPD)
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=99758 (2007, +iRex iLiad),
http://www.linuxjournal.com/magazine...-x-and-gumstix (2008, E-Ink AM200 EPD),
http://highlycomposite2.blogspot.nl/...-on-e-ink.html (2009, Fennec on E-ink)
http://openinkpot.org/ (2009, OpenInkpot Milestone 0.2)
 
  


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