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Punchout
10th February 2010, 01:27 AM
I'm currently a windows xp user but am making the switch over to something open source. My friend said fedora is excellent and so I might give it a shot granted I can get my aaxa p2 pocket projector to work on it. I use my laptop for a LOAD of presentations so it is of the utmost important that my OS can sync my projector.

here is what I need it to do:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4306380251_02551196fd.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4306383837_d193c4a5d2.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2711/4323528822_0e3f815577.jpg

in those pictures, it is simply acting as a USB drive where I can drag and drop images from my desktop on to the projector itself. This is what I need it to do on the fedora platform as well. I want to say it should work no problem but i am unsure.


I know the easiest answer would be to stick to windows because it works, but i'm sick and tired of having to reformat my computer every year because it becomes so cluttered with windows attacking spy/malware and viruses.

I've even been thinking about moving over to a *gasp* mac for this issue, but I hear that macs don't sync up to the aaxa projector very well.

there is info on the site but i can't find any support so someone with more experience might be able to find it. http://www.aaxatech.com/products/p2_pico_projector.htm

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oh, and I ask if it would recognize as a monitor because if I can't just put files directly on, i suppose I can throw it VGA to VGA and dual monitor my presentations - this is worser case scenario.

Dan
10th February 2010, 01:29 AM
Well ... probably the easiest way to nuts & bolts test it ... is to try it on a liveCD.

Punchout
10th February 2010, 01:31 AM
liveCD?

i'm not too familiar with fedora just yet - other than that my friend told me to install it. hes more tech savvy than i

Dan
10th February 2010, 01:37 AM
Ah! OK. Linux in general, and for purposes of this discussion, fedora in particular can be used without installing it on your hard drive. It uses a "livecd" to do that.

In short, you download a file, burn it as an iso image to a CD or DVD, then boot that with your computer. What you end up with is a working operating system on a per-session basis.

I'd recommend starting with Rahul's liveDVD as many "proprietary" softwares are included by default.

Go fetch this file ... http://omega.dgplug.org/ and burn it AS A BOOTABLE ISO IMAGE. Then boot it and you're on your way.

Resheth
10th February 2010, 05:53 AM
I'd assume that if its being used as a USB mass storage drive it'll work. My question is:
Do you drag and drop the files to a drive in windows? (IE the "d" or "f" drive or something like that?) because if its storing the files and opening the files and running them all on the device, then all it does is act as a storage device and you're golden.

Punchout
11th February 2010, 07:27 PM
I'd assume that if its being used as a USB mass storage drive it'll work. My question is:
Do you drag and drop the files to a drive in windows? (IE the "d" or "f" drive or something like that?) because if its storing the files and opening the files and running them all on the device, then all it does is act as a storage device and you're golden.


yes sir. That is what I do currently.