I’ve not heard of anybody hooking up a “normal” VGA screen to the gumstix.
Hacking an LCD with the input lines -- yes, plugging into the VGA connector – no.
There’s also no keyboard connector (the Verdex can do a USB keyboard on Linux).
The WinCE port at http://www.codeplex.com/gumstix kinda’ works – but there’s no keyboard driver and no mouse driver and no VGA driver (although you could hack the LCD connections if the pinouts match).
Overall – if you want a Windows app I would NOT use the gumstix.
I’d go with a Mini-ITX system like these:
And if you have a touchscreen why do you need mouse/keyboard? Couldn’t you just use a virtual keyboard? Doesn’t the Lilliput driver provide such a beast? This may work with the Lilliput driver http://www.lakefolks.org/cnt/
Michael D. Black
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Philip Lochner
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 11:36 AM
Subject: [Gumstix-users] Potential application for gumstix
What i'm about to ask must have been asked many times over so I apologise in advance for being another dumb user.
In short, I want to run a basic windows (95 up to XP) application on gumstix complete with keyboard, mouse, normal VGA screen, RS-232 I/O. If not, read no further.
I have a "Megasquirt" ECU (Electronic Control Unit) in my car which controls the engine (fuel injection and ignition timing).
This ECU is programmed via a RS-232 serial port (I'm using a USB-serial adapter) with a PC using windows based ('95 - XP) software (called Megatune). The application is quite small (ito memory and cpu requirements) but it requires, mouse and keyboard input with output to screen and disk.
I have already installed a Lilliput 8" touchscreen with the normal 15-pin D-type screen connector into the visor and I have been looking into "carPCs" but having come accross this product I'm hoping this will be my solution. In my case this is the ONLY application I would run on this device.
Understanding that the "waysmall" runs on a Unix type operating system I'm hoping one can somehow run windows applications in a simulator of sorts.
1) Could I use the "waysmall" in this application?
2) What all would I need ito hw and sw to be able to have a complete solution considering that I need keyboard and mouse input, screen and "disk" output?
3) I am also looking for a rather small keyboard and mouse device . Do you know of something that you can recommend?