suggested linux build for usb/ip

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Mark
2011-07-23
2013-05-30
  • Mark
    Mark
    2011-07-23

    I'm a linux newbe (used unix, vms and all that stuff ages ago). I want to create a minimal linux system that is connected to several usb devices (telescope mount, cameras, stepper focusers, etc) and to an IP network. All these devices would be controlled by a Windows 7 64bit machine on the same LAN. I need to use commercial software that is only on Windows, hence the "client" must be Windows, but not the "server". The USP/IP project looks like the perfect solution…so where to start?

    As a proof of concept I'd like to install linux on an old laptop, and then ultimately use something like the "Fit-PC" for the final solution. Can someone point me to a linux install for my old laptop that works with usb/ip? This machine is ONLY going to be acting as a USB to IP gateway, so the smaller the install the better.

    Thanks!

     
  • Mark
    Mark
    2011-07-24

    OK, tried LinuxMint and got the package installed….now on to debugging….

     
  • William
    William
    2012-01-23

    how are you coming on this??