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Display for pogoplug?

Posted by velo 
Display for pogoplug?
May 22, 2014 12:19PM
Hi!

I have a couple questions and hope someone can help.

I'm just getting started with hacking the pogoplug. It seems most folks are hacking the displays to work with dockstars or raspberry pis, but I haven't seen anything for the pogoplug. Since most of the work is in putting a new firmware on the display device, and then installing lcd4linux on the main device to send data to the display, then theoretically I should be able to install a display for the pogoplug as well. Is this right?

Also, is there a list of supported display devices? I want to make sure I buy the right one.

Thanks.
Re: Display for pogoplug?
May 22, 2014 01:36PM
It seems the knowntypes.py file from the dpf-ax bundle has all the known displays to date.
Re: Display for pogoplug?
February 19, 2015 09:42PM
you can output video from a Pogoplug? Do tell. i notice there's pins inside my E02, from memory about 4 pins sitting next to about 8 pins. Is that what you'd output from? Truth be told I hoped it was a SATA port, and really I don't know what it's for.
Re: Display for pogoplug?
February 20, 2015 06:08PM
The four pin connector is the serial port. I believe the eight pin connector is for JTAG.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2015 06:13PM by Frederick Grayson.
Re: Display for pogoplug?
February 25, 2015 11:00PM
Serial as in SATA? I ask because that was one of the descriptions at NewEgg, but it seems they intentionally mis-label Pogoplugs.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2015 11:03PM by JoeyPogoPlugE02.
Re: Display for pogoplug?
February 26, 2015 07:16AM
Serial as on COMM port.
Re: Display for pogoplug?
February 28, 2015 09:33PM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> Serial as in SATA? I ask because that was one of
> the descriptions at NewEgg, but it seems they
> intentionally mis-label Pogoplugs.


Some of the PogoPlugs do have an internal SATA port. The Pogoplug Pro and some of the BXX series that use the PLX Technology NAS7820 processor have an internal SATA port.

Ray
Re: Display for pogoplug?
March 10, 2015 11:47PM
Thanks for that, Ray.

While we're on the topic of a GUI representation of a Pogoplug, I can't help but ask: would a thin client hooked-up to a Pogoplug see anything additionally? I ask because i scored some cheap Thin Clients at Goodwill, usually running Windows CE, and I'd be more than happy to use a Thin client to do things graphically from the Thin Client and set the Pogoplug to, for instance start running some torrents, then disconnect the Thin Client and let Pogo do it's 5-watt magic for weeks, then check again.

Tonight i tried many ways of trying to get a "desktop connection" from Windows CE to the Pogoplug running Arch Linux. No go aye?

Or I suppose the real question is, if Arch doesn't have gnome or something as a GUI, nothing using remote desktop can do it either?
Any recommendations?
Re: Display for pogoplug?
March 11, 2015 02:22PM
To run a GUI ideally you need a graphics adaptor, which the Plug doesnt have. or you could hack a 2 1/2" or 3 1/2" photoframe, so with that in mind....

"desktop type options"

Webmin : really cant go far wrong with this as a starting point and no X-server to get in the way only needs a web browser.

or you could look into running remote x-sessions

if you were on Debian the following link would be your copy and paste bonanza you can do this in arch, however the package names may be slightly different and you would need to "translate" them to your distro of choice
Re: Display for pogoplug?
March 13, 2015 01:00AM
being I see photoframes at thrift stores once in a while, I was wondering, say I found a compatible photoframe. What is used to connect it to the Pogoplug? USB cable?
Re: Display for pogoplug?
March 13, 2015 04:00AM
USB cable
ahhh
March 14, 2015 06:01PM
Yeah in fact i have one laying around, has I think a mini USB jack but I'll hold off for now. And yeah you're right about Webmin. I'm getting acquainted with that a little better today and tonight.

Really,when i think of GUI or display, what's important to me is instantly seeing drives and folders. I still don't know how to tell PogoAlarm to mount any storage that's plugged into it. Or mount and tell Samba to include it.
Re: ahhh
March 16, 2015 12:31PM
the following link may help you.

http://kissmyarch.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/usb-automount.html

and if you set your samba share as the upper level directory to where you mount the drive then that should sort you out
KissMyOuch
March 16, 2015 06:28PM
-heavily edited-

a website called KissmyArch.. oh man, i needed that laugh today.

- first update: Arch wouldn't boot after following the original instructions to the letter.

What may have happened is, something to do with running Arch from the same kind of removable stick and then the new code tells it to mount and unmount anything that's a removable drive. Er something like that. But the backup shouldn't matter... so something else must be askew... awry.

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Gravelrash
and if you set your samba share as the upper level directory to where you mount the drive then that should sort you out

I forgot that part because I have this tunnelvision problem when dealing with new stuff.
I'll experiment more but will try not to take away from this being a display topic.

Thank you much though, no help goes unappreciated; even keeps me out of trouble :-D



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/2015 09:35AM by JoeyPogoPlugE02.
Re: KissMyOuch
March 17, 2015 06:01AM
NM



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/2015 06:02AM by LeggoMyEggo.
NM?
March 17, 2015 09:33AM
What's NM mean? No More? LOL

After a good night's sleep I see my ramblings sound more confusing than necessary. So I edited it.
Re: Display for pogoplug?
March 17, 2015 11:08AM
NM = Never mind. As in never mind upon further reflection I really didn't have anything to add to the conversation and I couldn't delete my post so my only choice is editing my post to say 'NM' as is typical in contemporary forum posting parlance.
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