View Full Version : making a laptop a digital frame

May 7th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Hello :) Here's what I'm doing:

I acquired a Dell D600 and I'm mounting the LCD & Mobo in a picture frame so I can have a big slideshow viewer and HOPEFULLY some cool widgets displaying the weather, etc. etc.

Now, My questions are these. I've always believed the more heads the better.

1. Any suggestions on adding anything?
2. I have seen screenlets I think, is this the best widgets engine to use?
3. Any good remote desktop clients to use (* there will be no keyboard so I will have to control the frame from my laptop)
4. I'm using Ubuntu netbook, would full ubuntu do better?

Thanks for all answers in advance :D

May 7th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Personally, to control the mouse/keyboard, I would use x2x.

May 7th, 2010, 07:28 PM
How does the connection take place on x2x?

May 7th, 2010, 07:39 PM
How does the connection take place on x2x?

Through ssh. So basically they just both have to have a network connection and that's it. You can use wireless for it.

May 7th, 2010, 07:45 PM
nice. I knew this thread would pay off :D

May 12th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Come on there HAS to be some more input out there!!