[geeks] small LCD monitor needed
shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Dec 22 02:39:30 CST 2007
On Dec 21, 2007, at 7:35 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>> On Dec 21, 2007, at 2:50 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> Those tend to have really low resolution, I imagine, and I'd
>>> personally only want a 1024x768 screen, but then I tend to manage
>>> through GUIs, not CLI...
>> All I really need is a text display, so it can be "low" resolution.
>> It would be nicer if resolution was higher, but the primary purpose
>> to give a PC a console, since the stupid things don't have proper
>> serial console support.
> Would a RealWeasel help?
For one thing, they suck dead bunnies through a straw.
Fake serial BIOS is sometimes worse than having video BIOS.
But more importantly, a lot of systems can't use an add-in card or
even a VGA BIOS hack to get a fake serial console.
I really need a screen and keyboard, honest, even if only to first
enable the fake serial crap... :)
So much pain could be eliminated if someone would just write a serial
text interface to BIOS. It can't be that hard.
"Where some they sell their dreams for small desires."
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