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Old 09-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by troyme View Post
Interesting!!!! plan to run gui program on framebuffer????
Yeah, I'm working on 2 things at the moment:
  • Running X11-programs on the Kindle
    I already got a KDrive X server with xdaliclock and xterm to run, but the display does not auto-refresh. Maybe I can tweak the Kindle's framebuffer driver to refresh automatically if the framebuffer contents are changing.
  • Using the Kindle as my secondary monitor(for coding etc.)
    This was my primary reason for buying the Kindle.
    I plan to write a simple "framebuffer server" running on the Kindle which listens for network connections. If a packet with display contents is received, the data will be written into the Kindle's framebuffer.
    The client will be a framebuffer Linux Kernel module which simulates a framebuffer of the same size as the Kindle's display and forwards the display contents to the Kindle's IP via UDP.
    The server on the Kindle side is already working and I can already modprobe the module at the client side, but X11 does not seem to detect the Kernel module. But I hope I'll sort this issue out next weekend :-)
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