Hello ... Will I be able to print pictures or do some sort of GUI using the gumstix on the LCD ACX705AKM by Sony. Or which LCD would be best? At around 3" and touch screen a perk. Thanks!

On 1/24/07, Chris Dollar <chris.dollar@gmail.com> wrote:
I started to go down the Qtopia route but found it to be a bit of an
overkill for what I needed.  I have a buildroot friendly .mk file for
building qte3, but I've only used it to build on my host so it might
have to be tweaked to work in other environments.  Also, I found that
the qte libs and fonts won't even fit on an XM stix, so I ended up
putting the libs and fonts on a cf card that get symlinked into the
filesystem on the stix.  In the end I got as far as getting the qt
sample programs loaded and running on my gumstix, and they did work,
but I never took it any further than that.  If you would be interested
in the qte3 .mk files I'd be happy to send them to you.

What I ended up doing was mmap() the framebuffer and used the gd
graphics library to draw images and then copy them to the framebuffer.
If you want to give that a try this page should help you get started
http://sumitbirla.com/braindump/index.php/Main_Page   The sample
framebuffer code gives you the basics on mmapping the framebuffer and
drawing to it.  Its a much lighter-weight way to get images to display
on an lcd.

Chris

On 1/24/07, Dave Hylands < dhylands@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Cesar,
>
> > 1) I want to use a webcam with the gumstix, which motherboard and expansion
> >     board should I get? I was thinking getting the wifi expansion board and
> >     using a wifi webcam, could the gumstix handle the bandwidth?
>
> None of the current gumstix support USB host mode, which means that
> you can't connect up a webcam.
>
> > 2) Also, how about adding a external hard drive and RFID tag.
>
> What type of interface does the RFID tag have?
>
> I've heard of someone using a Compact-Flash form factor HD. Doing
> anything else would require a custom board.
>
> With the next gen gumstix, you should be able to have USB host mode,
> which would allow USB hard-drive and USB cameras.
>
> > 3) One last question, what kind of GUI can I use over the gumstix? Would I
> > have to create my own or can I have
> >     it running some already made GUI to be displayed in some LCD or
> > something.
>
> It's possible to run Micro-windows or Q-topia on the gumstix, which
> means that you can mke the GUI pretty much anything you like. It
> depends on how much you read into "GUI". Some people consider a GUI to
> be a complete operating environment. Microwindows just ability to have
> a GUI. Qtopia if much more fully featured, but you'll definitely have
> a wrestling match trying to get it to build.
>
> --
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
> http://www.DaveHylands.com/
>
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