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Old 06-11-2010, 01:05 AM   #16
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You probably need embedded Linux distribution for your purpose.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 07:03 AM   #17
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by wwor2002 View Post
I don't have the money to hire a linux professional.

Besides a whole lot more linux pioneers have ported linux onto non-PC systems.

What I am asking for is not exactly rocket science. It is actually a very simple device as described above. Just to see how things work. And it has been done before not only on digital picture frames but other devices as well.

Besides, as chrism01 puts it succinctly, someone who is more experienced working with other os is gonna have trouble with linux as they are too used to things done in their way.

A total noob like me stands a better chance of mastering the curve. And if a total noob like me can do it, why not others?

I am pretty sure total noobs have mastered linux before. How many of you know linux even before u started?
You still fail to see the idea behind the implementation. The device will need to support IPL or even SPL in some form. If it doesn't then you will be banging your head against a wall.

As I generally stated before you will need to break things down to the simplest terms then expand to allow you to assign the required task to accomplish the design. Most of these appliance types do have some form of control that will have a simple user interface but do not have the means to grab control or interrupt the process. Now, if you want to hack the device or use components to implement a new or different device composed of components from the original then that too would require expertize in multiple fields of study.

The mastering of GNU/Linux is not the only issue here. I don't understand who the 'u' is.
I'm still mastering 'UNIX' let alone GNU/Linux. If you (not u) think that you can master something then by all means start on the trek. You (not u) will never master anything just keep attaining knowledge therefore some understanding to allow continuance. If you think that someone who has knowledge about something is closed minded and cannot achieve because of the bias of 'doing it my way' then my friend you have a lot to learn. Most people that are really good at what they do are open to variables or ideas that others have provided to them as alternates or ways to do things in a different manner than theirs. Then either adapting or modifying things to suit needs.

I've looked at some of my old code that wasn't commented as I do today and thought 'why did I do it that way?'. Then attempt to change it only to find the original was the way to go. So to blanket something with statements such as 'master' doesn't do anyone any service. We all must relearn or at times find the means to understand what is being attempted therefore leading to answers that may open other avenues.

BTW, I hope you (not u) understand the breaks in communication by using 'u' instead of 'you'. My example of 'you (not u)' shows emphasis thus breaking good communication flow in the same way as the abbreviated 'u'. Poor not cute!
 
Old 06-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #18
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What I am asking for is not exactly rocket science. It is actually a very simple device as described above. Just to see how things work. And it has been done before not only on digital picture frames but other devices as well.
So, with your vast moments of experience, you can assess that the problem is very simple. So what, specifically then, are you asking for advice about? In your first post, you described the project as having been assigned and important, but now you suggest it is more of a learning/hobby project. You initially indicated that the target device already existed, but now you're backpedaling and saying that you will buy the components and assemble them yourself. This alters the scope of the project by an order of magnitude. Are you going to (not gonna) tell us what you're really doing, or is this all just a pipe dream?
--- rod.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 10:41 AM   #19
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What a strange turn this conversation has taken. My advice to wwor2002:

Step 1: Purchase a digital picture frame at Best Buy for under $50.

Step 2: If you are serious about learning Linux, install one of the major distributions on capable modern hardware and experiment with using Linux for your everyday computing needs.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:56 PM   #20
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"need to buy a cpu, some ram, a circuit board and a lcd display,

then i am gonna install a barebones linux os onto the memory,

that os is gonna play a photo slideshow"


OHHHH, this is easy then. Almost any x86 system would do. Places like newegg have boards and cpu's for tiny form computers for maybe $60 or so. You don't need to get too small a geode or atom process or package would do great. Anything that is cheap and maybe fanless would be super.

To begin with you can practice all this in a number of ways before your board arrives. You can use pendrives' or Virtual Machuines or even dual boots to get your software going. I suggest you stay away from dual boots and try VM's or pendrive installs.

Then select a small OS. Puppy is a good choice, might consider austrumi too or maybe dsl even though it is old. Then you are on to picking a slideshow and you are about done.
 
  


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