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Old 11-04-2009, 04:34 AM   #1
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Question Embedded linux with graphics?


I have a Mini-PC (more precisely this one) and need to install an embedded linux distro on it. What I am looking for is one that works with read-only filesystem (to reduce writing Flash storage) and that is able to handle graphics (my objective being to develop an application that plays a AVI file on the Mini-PC).

Unfortunately, I have no experience whatsoever with embedded distros of linux. Can you recommend any that would suit my needs?

Thanks in advance!
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What's the graphic processor on it?
It's either an ARM or an x86 chip, seeing that Windows runs on limited architecture.
If it's Arm you have Debian and uclinux. If it's x86, pretty much anything that doesn't have heavy memory requirements will run on it. see this also.
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Hi -

You have many choices for your embedded Linux, many choices for your GUI, and many choices for how you want to write your GUI-based application.

One Pop Favorite is the combination of Qt and C++.

Here's a very good article (from one of the few still-surviving technical magazines: Linux Journal) that discusses one person's experience:

AVI support is a subset of what you're asking for. Again - you have many choices. Here's one alternative you might find useful:

'Hope that helps .. PSM

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