[Herts] various bits from last nights LUG

Tony Friis tony-lug at friis.co.uk
Fri Jul 10 10:47:50 UTC 2009

Regarding the
    "USB driven monitor. Maybe someone will do Linux drivers for it"

This uses Displaylink technology -
which grew out of the ndiyo project, originally for driving multiple 
displays over a network from one PC.

The USB drivers for linux were made available by Displaylink only in May 
this year and they included only the hardware drivers, no X-driver and a 
limited software API. Work is ongoing to provide an X Driver and it may 
by now be available. More information at:


I have a 19" Samsung 940ux displaylink monitor (Samsung call it UbiSync) 
which works fine under Windows but not yet Linux. If anyone wants 
further information I have a number of links as I have been following 
this for some time and could bring it in to demo - though you'd have to 
suffer windows to see it at the moment!


Steve Clark wrote:
> On Thursday 09 Jul 2009 12:32:26 local.linux wrote:
>> hey,
>> these are just a few bits regarding various discussions I had at last
>> nights LUG.
> Here's a couple of things I mentioned. Not really Linux related:
> Clever Japanese music video using webcams:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfBlUQguvyw
> USB driven monitor. Maybe someone will do Linux drivers for it:
> http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/usb-gadgets/bfa3/
> BBC reporter responds to my tweet assuring him that Linux does have a 
> community:
> http://twitter.com/ruskin147/status/2533910421
> I was refering to the third paragraph of this:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/its_a_few_hours_since.html
> I was speaking to Walter, a first time LUG visitor, who wants some support as 
> he attempts his first Linux install. I've sent him this link as an easy way to 
> get onto our IRC channel
> http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#hertslug
> The LUG site still refers to the channel on Efnet, but Dave set up the 
> Freenode one some time ago as it was easier to maintain. Perhaps we should use 
> the above link to encourage people to try it.

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