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    Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    I've done research, but there is not even a single instance of the words WiDi and Linux being in the same sentence anywhere in the entire internet. At least, none that I could find. So, I thought I would be the first. I would like to know if there is going to be support in Linux, specifically Ubuntu, for Intel's WiDi technology. This would be rather cool. Thoughts? Opinions?
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    Re: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    I will bet you that 65%+ of the people here have no clue what WiDi is. Informational links please?

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    Re: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    http://www.intel.com/consumer/produc...essdisplay.htm

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/01/t...isplay-review/

    Its an interesting feature on some new laptops that enables the users to wireless connect to a TV, ideally for the purpose of streaming video.
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    Re: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    I'm going to assume that this technology is so new that Ubuntu (and Linux in general) does not support it.

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    Re: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by TrekCaptainUSA View Post
    I'm going to assume that this technology is so new that Ubuntu (and Linux in general) does not support it.
    I really don't think he wanted to know if it is supported as of now, but more so will it be supported.

    *crosses fingers* I hope there will be a USB adapter or something that will give older laptops that ability!
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    Re: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    I would love to see this I have it on my laptop, and can only use it in windows. The tech is too new though, it's very slow, and cuts in and out on a whim... I'd like to see Ubuntu kick the crap out of windows service for it!

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    Re: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    I found a way to live transmit my desktop to a dlna capable renderer. I know, that isn't a miracast solution. It's more like a hack, but you know... my goal was to display my desktop's content on a tv. Whole article you can find here.

    Unfortunately, till today I didn't found any article or software you can run on linux, that will support miracast Perhaps it will be some day. Hope still exists.

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    Re: Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Support for Ubuntu Linux?

    has ubuntu or any linux distro been able to support WIDI yet. Its been a while now since the technology was released

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