Category Archives: Planet Freedesktop

Google Nexus One Phone and Plugable’s Universal Dock

Sven Killig has posted a few more bits of his cool Google Nexus One USB host mode work, this time running with the Plugable Universal Docking Station. This setup uses the udlfb DisplayLink Linux driver work from here (git.plugable.com) and a bunch of other components Sven has developed or pulled together, to turn the phone […]

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Google Summer of Code Work Kicks Off

Today is the kickoff of coding work for Google SoC 2010 projects. We’re very excited about the Google funded project to refine USB multiseat on Linux, with the winning proposal from Lucas Nascimento Ferreira at the Federal University of Parana in Brazil. In addition to providing mentoring, Plugable is also providing donated hardware for this […]

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Linux Support For Higher-Res Monitors on Lower-Res DisplayLink Devices

On Windows and Mac, if you plug in a monitor with a higher resolution than your adapter supports, the driver will automatically fall back to the best common mode between the two. Linux hasn’t had that support — it would try to set the highest mode the monitor is capable of, often resulting in a […]

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Google Summer of Code – USB Multiseat

Plugable is offering mentoring and donated hardware for USB graphics projects that are funded as part of Google Summer of Code 2010. Plugable is working through X.Org as a sponsoring organization. The main focus is USB multiseat, and the details are on the xorg wiki for SoC 2010 With all the pieces that are just […]

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xorg-server 1.8.0 released

xorg-server 1.8.0 has been released. There will still be some bugs and issues to resolve — but this release has most of the features, specifically related to input handling and udev-based dynamic configuration, of a more solid USB multiseat solution. In short: udev rules, which already can detect a grouping of USB devices that constitute […]

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X.Org Server 1.8 Release Candidate 2

X.Org has announced RC2 of the 1.8 server release for Linux and other *nix operating systems. 1.8 contains several new features and configuration capabilities that will form the foundation of future USB multiseat work. In effect, USB multiseat has been waiting for this work to stabilize and get into the distros (of which Fedora 13 […]

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Picking the right filesystem across Win, Mac, and Linux

Tuxera, a company that provides both open source and commercial filesystem drivers, announced the millionth download of NTFS for Mac today — that’s a large number, with many or most downloads being the free NTFS-3G solution. We use NTFS-3G on Mac OS 10.4 here, in combination with the Plugable USB 2.0 SATA All-in-one Storage Dock […]

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