OK, so it is looking unlikely that I'll be able to add a graphics processor
such as the Intel 2700G to a gumstix. I found some competitors that have
it, but are bigger and more expensive. I want to stick to gumstix (no pun
intended). This means my app will have to head into a slightly different
direction, but I think I'll be able to manage without the frequent updates
on the graphics I was originally planning on doing. I'll adapt, at least
for this first prototype.
I have spent the last 2 hours reading the FAQs and the descriptions of the
motherboards, gumpacks, and expansion boards. My question then is what is
the minimum configuration I need to have the following:
1 - Capability of drawing using OpenGL (I believe any board will work for
this, since they all run Linux. I will be, of course, drawing using the
software frame buffer)
2 - Attached LCD
3 - Touchscreen capability
4 - Storage
I could do without the fourth item, at least for now, but it would be nice
to have it. I prefer CF cards, but I guess RS-MMC would work too.
Finally, I have been furiously studying Linux since I have been a Windows
guy until now (please don't throw rocks, I am stuck in it due to
applications), but even after reading the FAQs I have questions such as:
1 - Can I connect to a gumstix that is running the stock Linux from a
2 - From my readings, it seems the easiest connection would be via ssh,
having the gumstix attached to my LAN. I don't yet understand how the
serial connection works
Thanks again for having the patience to answer me. I am eager to start, but
I want to buy the right package.
Oh, one more thing. I would need a decent size screen, I guess anything
bigger than 5 inches, with touchscreen if that's available. If not, I can
drop the touchscreen for the first prototype also. I saw on the docwiki
that there's a *Panasonic EDMGRB8KJF *that seems very cheap for it's size
and resolution. I understand, from reading the FAQs at Earth LCD, that it
only updates up to around 5 frames per second, and has only 256 colors. I
was wondering if anyone had used this display and if they liked the results,
meaning, good bang for the buck?
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