Subject: Re: arm board as a thin client
To: Jesse Off <>
From: Raphael Langerhorst <>
List: port-arm
Date: 11/07/2006 22:18:25
Am Montag, 7. August 2006 19:08 schrieb Jesse Off:
> On Mon, 7 Aug 2006, Raphael Langerhorst wrote:
> > I had a look at the video card, it only supports 640x480, right? But the
> > video on the TS-7300 "could" also do 1024x768? Is there a technical
> > difference.
> Both cards use the same FPGA video core.  Only differences would be in
> frame buffer and bit blit register addresses.
> > And does NetBSD support the TS-7KV on the TS-7200 board?
> Not yet.
> > Does X11 need wscons? If not, would it be possible to simply start X11 on
> > startup and use this (with NetBSD).
> I'm not sure.  It would be possible to create X11 support for this
> "chipset" and take advantage of 8MB video memory and bitblts, but this
> hasn't been done or started yet.
> > Is there an FPGA load available/planned/... that makes such video modes
> > possible?
> Nothing planned yet for this in the general product, but we may end up
> doing this for a customer that is commissioning us to do some custom FPGA
> programming for his application yet this summer.
> > What video modes are possible with the pre-installed Linux?
> 640x480 16bpp only.  We have also done a custom FPGA bitstream for a
> customer's QVGA (320x240) LCD.
> //Jesse Off

Is it possible to connect a 320x240 LVDS (or TTL?) capable display to the 
TS-7300 and use it as a Terminal (together with an USB keyboard)? Is it 
possible with NetBSD? with Linux?