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Old 01-14-2012, 06:02 PM   #12
rbarham
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Oh yes, I realize that this is way over my head.

I mentioned USB because the Kindle has a micro usb OTG connection. I thought it would be easier to use this commonly found port instead of the obscure socket found on the motherboard. On-the-go USB supports host mode when a device is connected with a micro-B connector. That specific external display uses two standard USB plugs: one to to receive data about the display and another one to power it.

If the display was powered externally and not through the Kindle, and was connected via a micro-b connector to activate host mode on the Kindle, would it not be possible to control the display through Debian on the Kindle itself?

Oh and there's no particular reason for doing this. I already have two tablets and a laptop and just wanted something to mess around with. In short, it sounds fun?

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